to the HEC STEM Scholars Page!
Recognizing the need for small and rural districts to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula for gifted
and talented secondary students, Heartland Educational Consortium (HEC) will continue to offer the STEM Scholars Program through district funding. This program
includes innovation to make more rigorous STEM courses available, STEM Forums and Summer Challenges led by university staff and STEM professionals, increased
opportunities for real-world STEM problem-solving and research, and academic and career guidance.
Heartland Educational Consortium consists of six small rural school districts in central Florida: DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands,
and Okeechobee counties. The information on this page and on the links above are for our STEM Scholar students from our ten participating high schools.