Welcome to the HEC STEM Support 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.
News and Upcoming Events
STEM Scholars Intro Video
See what our STEM Scholars Program is all about! We explore STEM topics at regional colleges, universities, and community partners, and encourage our high school students to participate in rigorous courses and extracurricular activities throughout the year.