Solid Pathways–STEM (Years 4–6)
Solid Pathways–STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) online program is an extension program for high-achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students attending Queensland state schools. The program enables students to develop STEM capabilities and nurtures their scientific curiosity through critical and creative thinking.
Solid Pathways–STEM enables students in Years 4 to 6 to engage in an innovative, enriching STEM-focused academic curriculum through the online platform iSee. The program draws on the Australian Curriculum's general capability, critical and creative thinking, and embedding the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures. Students have the opportunity to build upon both their existing sense of cultural identity as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their self-efficacy as high achieving students. Solid Pathways–STEM aims to raise their expectations of themselves as learners and enhance post-school aspirations to include tertiary pathways, while inspiring students’ passion and aspiration for STEM.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aspirations Program (Years 7–9)
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aspirations Program (ATSIAP) Regional and State Final Challenge is an initiative for high-performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students attending Queensland state schools.
ATSIAP is an academic challenge for eligible students in Years 7 to 9. The program builds upon students' critical and creative thinking skills by providing opportunities to investigate solutions for real-world STEM challenges. ATSIAP aims to raise students' expectations of themselves as learners and enhance post-school aspirations to include tertiary pathways.
ATSIAP is a fun, yet challenging, program aimed to not only enhance students' general capabilities of critical and creative thinking, but to also support students' school attendance, academic engagement and to foster their tertiary aspirations.