SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH

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Our Pre-K, 5-12 year old and Teen components all have an academic emphasis on STEM.

  

Opportunities to learn STEM outside of school are especially important for members of groups underrepresented in science and engineering, including girls and minorities. Additionally, careers in STEM remain plentiful. A solid background in STEM education is a great path to livable-wage jobs; and for children from low-income families, can be the key in breaking the cycle of generational poverty 


Teaching STEM encourages innovative, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity, resulting in a capable, multi-faceted child. 

 

In discovering STEM, our students will learn to:

 

Ask critical-thinking questions - "Why did it happen?"  "What is the situation?" (Language Arts)

Discuss similar and dissimilar contributing characteristics/factors. (Science)

Form collaborative work groups to devise/build a "soft'" or "hard" solution. (Engineering)

Implement the solution using a variety of methodologies, tools and materials. (Technology) 

Test the solution. (Science)

Chart the test outcome. (Math)

Discuss test results and optional solutions/remedies. (Science/Engineering)

From the discussion, revise and implement the best solution/remedy. (Technology) 


  

Through STEM, children build the skills necessary to navigate the world around them. They will be able to make connections between diverse skills and concepts.