The HLT SmartLab is named for one of our many generous donors and serves our 6th through 12th grades in their STEAM education.
A SmartLab is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) learning space designed and supported by a company called Creative Learning Systems (CLS). Each of our labs is specifically designed for the grade levels it serves and includes curriculum developed by CLS.
Examples of technologies offered in these labs are:
- Makey Makey
- Vernier Sensors
- Snap Circuits
- CAD Design
- Photo and video production and editing
- Padcaster mobile video production
There are a lot of things you can do in the Smart Lab! From 3D printing to the laser engraver to the Carvey, you have a lot of options. Jorie V., Class of 2030
Some things I like about STEAM are my classmates, the projects, and Mrs. Garrett. I have enjoyed the projects I have done. I enjoyed making my own website and working on a snap circuit. Kai L., Class of 2030
I really like the STEAM Lab because we always do different things every week! In class, I learn things from coding to journaling. Mrs. Garrett is a huge part of the experience; she makes STEAM fun! Chidilim I., Class of 2030
I like having class in the smart lab. There are so many resources that make class fun. Jack R., Class of 2025
Our Middle and Upper School Smart Lab is designed to cater to the unique needs of each student. Here, students engage in exciting projects that tap into their creativity and strengths, while also learning how to work effectively in a team with minimal guidance. Through these experiences, they develop critical thinking skills that will help them tackle real-world problems and prepare them for STEAM-related careers. Mrs. Garrett, HLT SmartLab Facilitator