STEM Academy

    The STEM Academy is a national non-profit status organization dedicated to improving STEM literacy for all students. The STEM Academy represents a recognized national next-generation high impact academic model. The practices, strategies, and programming are built upon a foundation of identified national best practices which are designed to improve underrepresented minority and low-income student growth, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates and improve teacher and principal effectiveness.

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    High School Program:

    Curriculum is based upon national standards and identified best practices to advance STEM literacy for all students. Programming was developed with strategic emphasis on gender, racial and socio-economic concerns. Students establish Engineering Habits of the Mind or an open-ended problem solving capacity which will provide the served community with a STEM literate citizenry. Schools are empowered with a comprehensive STEM pedagogy and a proprietary Learning Management System for continuous improvement planning for students, teachers and administration based upon actionable, research based student outcome data.

    Curriculum is intended for flexible use based upon national best practice implementation and integration strategies and is accessible via internet. The project-based curriculum is intended to be instructor led and can also natively be utilized for a distance or web-based learning environment. While it is prescribed for high school sites to begin with the implementation of the FOUNDATION COURSE SCHEDULE , schools can initiate their advancement toward full STEM literacy through the implementation of a single course. Courses feature a national third party pre- and post-exam. This examination is designed and scored through an unbiased third party to insure the integrity of the process and verify that the content has been learned and outcomes and standards have been met by the student. Students may earn up to (3) credits for course completion from a national network of university, career and technical college partners.

    Program Features:

    Foundation Course Schedule
    Introduction to Engineering courses
    3D Solid Modeling
    Design for Manufacturing
    Principles of Engineering
    Architecture featuring Green Methods
    Sustainable Methods
    Engineering Technology
    General Fabrications

    Foundations in Biotechnology

    Available Fall 2012: Foundations in Technology

    Green Academy:

    • Featuring: Introduction to Engineering, Sustainable Choices, Introduction to Renewable Energy

    Green Building Science

    Renewable energy provides a political, economic and technical framework for the study of scientific concepts and methodology. Renewable energy utilization rests on the development of advanced technical skills: engineering research and design; electrical power production, transmission and utilization; manufacturing; transportation modeling; urban planning and design among others. The translating of scientific concepts into working physical models offers unparalleled opportunities for students to practice creative and critical thinking, and to problem-solve in a tangible context.

    Establishing Engineering Habits of the Mind