StELR Program

StELR: Building Student, Business & Community Partnerships

StELR (Students Experiencing Life’s Relevance) is a business partnership program where students in grades 10 through 12 collaborate with peers and professionals to learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills in order to develop solutions for existing business challenges. StELR is an extension of the Iowa Quality Center Student TEAMS (Training in Evaluating, Analyzing, and Measuring Systems) program that has provided opportunities for students in the Urbandale Community School District since 2013. Download the Urbandale StELR tri-fold brochure.

“Our time at Businessolver was stimulating,
enhanced our problem solving skills, and
gave us a better understanding of the
business environment.”
UHS Student Participants
Dino Arslanovic and Haris Serdarevic

Hear from what our students took away from their Student TEAMS experience in 2014:

StELR Empowers Students & Strengthens Businesses

  • Broaden Leadership & Collaboration Skills
  • Investigate Real Business Challenges
  • Develop Viable Business Solutions
  • Participate In On-Site Field Experience
  • Earn Dual-Credit Through DMACC

The StELR Advantage
By utilizing proven collaboration, leadership, and continual improvement tools and practices, students will build confidence in their abilities to solve real business challenges in order to achieve successful outcomes in any field of study. Businesses achieve greater efficiencies through the implementation of the StELR program as they integrate new approaches for problem solving and fresh perspectives provided by future leaders.

Earn College Credit
Urbandale CSD is partnering with DMACC–Ankeny Campus to offer dual-credit courses
for students participating in the StELR program. The Carnegie hours are based on the student’s on-site field experience hours at local businesses. Students in the program may earn up to four college credits by participating their junior and senior years of high school.

Learn More About StELR
We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to see if StELR might be a valuable program for your business or organization. We also look forward to meeting with parents to share more about the StELR program and see if your 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student may be interested in participating.

Contact Us

Tim Carver, Principal

Urbandale High School
(515) 457-6800

Mike Moran, Director
Metro West Academy
(515) 727-6301