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Hal Scripka

Hal Scripka

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Director of STEM Bio

Director of STEM


Undergraduate Degree:B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering (BSAE)
Graduate Degree:M.S. in Engineering (MSE) and Education Specialist (EdS)
At FCS Since:2015; I began as an educator in the Air Force, first as an instructor pilot and then as an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at the Air Force Academy. The Lord called me into Christian school service in 2000, where I have held various administrative and teaching positions. Certified airline transport pilot.
Church Home:Watermarke Church
Favorite Bible Verse:Genesis 1: 3-5 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
What I enjoy most:Sharing and learning alongside students about the wonder, mystery, and beauty of creation. Exploring new technologies that bring glory to God. Helping students discover that the universe points to a creator and contains many attributes that define His character.
Email:hal.scripka@fcspaladins.org

What We Do

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It has become a widely recognized term that reflects a nationwide academic initiative to enable the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader in the global marketplace of the 21st century.

A strong STEM program is foundational to our mission of partnering with parents to “raise up generations of students who embrace Biblical truth, strive for academic excellence, demonstrate discipline, and exhibit leadership and influence in their homes, churches, and communities.”

Over the last several decades, STEM related products have changed the very fabric of our social and economic lives. Managing technological change is now a required skill for an educated citizenry. FCS considers it a privilege to help train up a new generation of STEM educated graduates eager to bring a Biblical worldview to the field.

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We are blessed at Fellowship Christian School to have students with varying interests, talents, and goals. It is our desire that the STEM track be accessible for students who show an interest/aptitude in the STEM disciplines. STEM students may enroll in one of the following six pathways or begin a core program of study.


Which Pathway is right for me?

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STEM High School Roswell Christian



The Core Program

The ‘Core’ program provides them with the necessary math and science foundational skills, making it possible for them to specialize in any of the pathways at a later date.

Each Pathway provides a structured course of study centered on that particular STEM discipline. Math and science courses are accelerated to support specialized courses as early as possible. This coursework is supplemented by internal and external internships providing students with hands-on experience.

Regardless of the Pathway or program plan, students who are accepted into the STEM diploma track are joining a special group of like-minded individuals who have a passion for all things STEM. STEM students form an identity and bond, engage in extra-curricular activities, and develop strong friendships.

The STEM faculty invests in each student providing counsel, support, and encouragement. It is our goal that each STEM graduate will be well prepared for college and develop a love for learning that will last a lifetime.

The STEM program at FCS will be characterized by continuous change and improvement as associated with the technologies it represents. Our goal is to glorify God through our pursuit of excellence in STEM.

God instructs us in Genesis 1 to be stewards of His creation to subdue and rule over the earth. In the 21st century and beyond, the STEM disciplines will drive this effort.



Applications are now being accepted for the STEM Diploma Track. Enrollment is open for rising 9th and 10th grade students. Students accepted into the track will engage in a demanding program of study focusing on STEM related competencies and hands-on experience.

STEM High School Roswell GA

Facts & Questions

FCS will partner with local companies to host student interns. Many of these may be with companies of current FCS families. Internships will normally occur in the summer following the junior year, or during the 1st or 2nd semester of the senior year. Internships are normally unpaid positions in which students gain invaluable work experience. Students will earn 0.5 units of course credit for each 75 clock hours of internship service.

What are the entrance requirements for the STEM diploma track, and how are students selected?

The STEM diploma track will be available to rising 9th and 10th grade students enrolled in FCS. Students will complete an online STEM application that will provide us with information about their academic aptitude and overall motivation. The application will include teacher references. A STEM selection committee will then select students based on their potential to complete the program. Conditional acceptance may be granted for those requiring summer work to meet prerequisite requirements.

The high school diploma program does not allow much room for electives. How can my student participate in non-STEM activities or take a study hall?

Depending on the Pathway, the STEM diploma track requires 26 - 27 units of instruction, nearly 7 classes per year. Students who wish to make room in their schedules for additional courses or study halls may take summer classes to satisfy some core requirements. It is expected that online courses in math, computer science, health and PE will be offered during the summer. Summer work will incur an additional cost above the standard tuition.

Is there an additional cost to enroll in the STEM diploma track?

There is no additional tuition cost, however, STEM students will be required to own a laptop computer. Students may also elect to take summer courses to meet prerequisites and/or soften loads during the regular school year. Registration fees for summer courses are not included in FCS tuition.

What exactly is a STEM pathway?

A STEM pathway is a focused plan of study within a particular STEM field and are designed to support student collegiate goals and interests. FCS offers six pathways:

· Engineering Sciences Pathway

· Mathematical Sciences Pathway

· Digital Sciences Pathway

· Life Sciences Pathway

· Physical Sciences Pathway

· Architecture/Industrial Design Pathway

Students may select a particular Pathway upon enrollment or may take the STEM Core program and select a pathway by their junior year. Each pathway has a specific course plan for graduation.

What type of facilities will be available for STEM?

We are very excited about the new building for FCS. Current plans include several laboratories, including a separate STEM lab and FAB lab. The STEM lab will provide students with the space and equipment to pursue hands-on activities in mechanics, electronics, and computer aided design/manufacturing. It will also support various after school activities such as robotics, rocketry, and a Maker’s club. The FAB lab will contain woodworking tools, metalworking tools, and computer controlled rapid prototyping devices. If you can dream it, then you can build it in this lab.

What will be the qualifications of the teachers in STEM?

STEM teachers will consist of our current science/math faculty and dedicated new hires. All STEM teachers will be followers of Jesus Christ, degreed in their field, and certified through our accrediting agencies. Preference will be given to those with industry experience. It is our intent to attract and acquire men and women who love the Lord, love their field, love learning, and love teaching.

How will external internships work?

FCS will partner with local companies to host student interns. Many of these may be with companies of current FCS families. Internships will normally occur in the summer following the junior year, or during the 1st or 2nd semester of the senior year. Internships are normally unpaid positions in which students gain invaluable work experience. Students will earn 0.5 units of course credit for each 75 clock hours of internship service.

What if my student decides to leave the STEM program after admission?

Students who enter the STEM diploma track may withdraw from the program prior to the start of any school year. It is recognized that some students will decide that STEM may not be for them during the course of the program. There will be no penalty or stigma for withdrawing from the track. These students will likely be ahead in math and science as they join another track.

Will STEM programs be available for the elementary and middle school?

We believe that there are some core STEM competencies that any educated person should achieve. As such, the elementary and middle school will begin to provide STEM related activities and/or electives that will expose students to STEM disciplines throughout their academic experience at FCS. Beginning in August, the middle school will offer STEM electives that will provide students with hands-on experience in science and engineering. These introductory electives will allow young students to sample various STEM fields while helping them decide if the high school STEM program is right for them. Elementary school students will be exposed to STEM speakers, demonstrations, and hands-on activities to expose them to its different fields of study. The goal will be to create an enthusiasm and approachability to STEM while reinforcing core competencies.

Where can I get more information about STEM at FCS?

Please contact Hal Scripka at hal.scripka@fcspaladins.org for more information. We are excited about our new STEM initiative and more details will follow as our planning progresses. If you, or your student, believe that STEM is in your future, please let us know. It’s never too early to express your interest in STEM!

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