|Welcome to Littleton STOMP!|
The Littleton, NH High School STOMP program is the first of hopefully many HS-STOMP programs to come. As a derivative of the university-level STOMP program, Littleton HS-STOMP was formed to utilize the skills and energy of high school students within a rural community far from any university center. With remote support from Tufts University, Littleton HS-STOMP has gone through three iterations within its first three years of existence. The first year of operation utilized a Physics teacher on sabbatical coordinating collaborations between high school student volunteers and local K-8 teachers. Relative proximity of K-8 classrooms to the Littleton High School and previous solid relationships between teachers made for ease of logistics. The second year iteration fabricated a STOMP-Physics class taught by the same Physics teacher (no longer on sabbatical) with outreach components integrated into the high school physics curriculum. For the sake of time, STOMP had to be integrated as a class in order to facilitate both the Physics teacher's teaching and STOMP responsibilities. Now in it's third year, STOMP at the high school level has been turned into a stand alone credit bearing elective class within the high school science department.
With administrative support and many high school students and K-8 teachers interested, STOMP has been very successful in Littleton, NH.