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The focus of our STEM program is to prepare and inspire students for successful STEM careers in order to bring honor to God, others and themselves.

Dana Sedgass

PCA STEM Coordinator

The future possibilities of the PCA STEM Garden are endless. Our hope is that the Garden will inspire PCA students to enter STEM-related occupations and be used by God to share the love of Christ!Middle school principal, bill Wendl

As with everything we do, our STEM program is designed to produce followers of Christ who have an appreciation of science and the creative nature of God.Head of school, Dr. Larry taylor

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. PCA's STEM focus, within a liberal arts context, provides for cross-curricular integration blended with real-world application! Ultimately, this program’s goal is to prepare students to use their STEM knowledge to glorify God and bring benefit to themselves and others.

How can you be involved?

We are asking parents who have STEM-related backgrounds and careers to be involved in supporting roles (e.g., advisory panel members, mentors, guest speakers). If you are a parent who could help, please let us know.


Students work on advanced STEM-related coursework consisting of interdisciplinary projects and outside study (e.g., STEM-related summer camps, internships). Students are required to attend program meetings and STEM related field trips.

STEM Garden

Prestonwood Christian Academy leaders and students gathered on Feb. 9, 2016, to officially open the school’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Garden on the Plano Campus.

The STEM Garden provides an outdoor classroom and lab where hands-on learning activities for students from Pre-K through 12th grade takes place. Teachers guide students in conducting original research through inquiry-based lessons and give students an opportunity to be innovative--to explore, test, gather and analyze data.

PCA’s STEM Garden is located next to the school’s softball field to the north of the Upper School campus.

STEM Family Night

An exciting evening that allows families to experience hands-on STEM activities while exploring the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Dr. Alan Wagner STEM Endowed Chair

Named in honor of PCA Grandfather Dr. Alan Wagner’s career and contribution in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This permanently endowed Chair recognizes excellence in teaching and scholarship and supports the teaching, professional development and curriculum enhancement of outstanding faculty members.

STEM Contact

Dana Sedgass

Dana Sedgass

STEM Coordinator
PCA Plano, Upper School