School Tours

School Tours take place for prospective students and parents, educators, business and industry representatives, community members, and national and international guests.

Educators can schedule tours by contacting via email the principal, Dr. Tony Donen (donen_t@hcde.org), or the Director of Learning for the STEM Innovation Hub, Keri Randolph (krandolph@pefchattanooga.org).   

Tours for all other stakeholder groups can be arranged through Tony Donen (
donen_t@hcde.org).

School Tours for prospective students and parents take place each Monday from 1:30pm-2:30pm. To schedule a tour, please contact the school at 423-531-6270 or email Amy Robinson (robinson_amy@hcde.org). Tours for prospective students and parents will begin in September each academic year and end in March.

Student Shadow Days

For prospective students who would like to shadow a student at the STEM School, we will begin providing a shadowing opportunity for 8th grade students only.  In order to be considered for a shadowing opportunity, a student must have already submitted the online application for the STEM School lottery.  Applications for the lottery are posted each year on the Hamilton County School website (www.hcde.org) from November 1st thru January 31st.

For 8th grade students who have completed the online application and are interested in shadowing a STEM student, please contact Amy Robinson at robinson_amy@hcde.org.  Ms. Robinson will help coordinate a shadow day for you.  Prospective students who shadow are expected to arrive at 9:30am and will stay until 12:30pm