Parent, Community Resources, Partnerships with High Schools

CP-STEM offers access to resources for parents and the community through collaborations with high schools and special events.

Oakton hosts

American Mathematics Contest (AMC) for 8th graders and younger, 10th graders and younger, and 12th graders and younger

Regional Science Olympiad in March. Sign your team up through the Illinois Science Olympiad

Local You Be the Chemist Challenge in March. Visit the YBTCC website for information about signing your school up to participate in this challenge.

The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers hosts a regional MathCounts at Oakton on the first Saturday in February. Register your math team through MathCounts or contact Lee Pallasch, coordinator of Oakton regional, at

Conference on Promoting STEM (CoPS)
Teachers are invited to attend CoPS to expand on strategies to recruit and retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. CPDU and stipend will be offered to attendees.

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