• Mission and Vision


     

     

     

    Mission and Vision

     

     

    STEM MISSION

     

    The STEM Academy is committed to academic excellence for all students. In order to achieve this goal, we support student learning by offering:

     

    1. A strong core instructional program designed to help all students meet high academic standards.
    2. Enrichment activities designed to expand student' learning opportunities and to support their cognitive, social, emotional, moral and physical development.
    3. A focused and comprehensive series of course in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM).

     

    STEM VISION

     

    Our vision is for students to experience an ambitious and challenging curriculum that makes post-secondary education a reality. As a neighborhood school, we are an open and welcoming environment where volunteerism and community service are the norm. Parents are actively engaged in their adolescent's learning, and there is strong community and business support. All teachers work within a professional learning community that embodies the belief that improved teacher practice results in improved student learning. 

     

  • Student Learning Outcomes





    COMMUNICATORS

    STEM Academy Graduates are SELF-DIRECTED LEARNERS

    • Persevere in their work
    • Engage in challenging educational pursuits in and out of the classroom
    • Utilize resources in and out of the classroom
    • Reflect upon their learning and their own growth
  • COMMUNICATORS

    STEM Academy Graduates are COMMUNICATORS, DOCUMENTERS, and PRESENTERS

    • Prepare presentations using appropriate equipment and tools
    • Justify thier findings/conculsions by documenting their process and synthesizing data
    • Work cooperatively by teaching others, sharing, listening, and respecting group roles and responsibilities
  • DESIGNERS

    STEM Academy Graduates are DESIGNERS, BUILDERS, and TESTERS

    • Formulate specific and challenging questions that can be supported with evidence
    • Construct accurate and precise drawings
    • Identify variables and develop procedures
    • Collect and analyze data to use as evidence to support a claim
    • Generate interpretations and constructs evidence-based arguments
  • TECHNICALLY LITERATE

    STEM Academy Graduates are DIGITALLY and TECHNICALLY LITERATE LEARNERS

    • Apply technology tools responsibly, appropriately, and effectively
    • Evaluate physicaly, mathematical, and scientific concepts in the development of engineering and biotechnical designs
    • Assess the credibility of digital sources and document them accurately and appropriately
    • Employ contemporary and emerging technology resources in diverse and dynamic environments