Why Choose STEAM Academy?
High Expectations for Students Students are inspired to master and expected to meet grade level benchmarks. There are no “social” promotions.
High Level of Support to Meet High Expectations Extended learning time allows students more time to master benchmarks. The longer school day and longer year also allow for a well-rounded education, where enrichment subjects are taught as well as the core curriculum. Differentiated Learning time is built in throughout the school day, primarily in English Language Arts and Math. Individualized Learning is further emphasized through the creation of the Personalized Student Achievement Plan (PSAP) that is created for each child and is a collaboration of the student, teacher and parent. The After School Tutorial is a free tutoring program for students who may be falling behind in meeting their grade level benchmarks. Full-Day Kindergarten is free and academically rigorous compared to private or half-day alternatives.
Paragon™ Curriculum brings out the genius in students and gives them the support academically, emotionally and socially they need to succeed both now and in the future. Academically, Paragon™ ensures that students receive a 21st-Century, Global Education. It replaces traditional Social Studies, History, Civics and Geography programs, integrates the Visual and Performing Arts and serves as a double dose of Literacy instruction. Paragon™ cultivates emotional intelligence with its exploration of luminaries throughout history. Students explore the positive psychology and attributes of human excellence exemplified by the heroes—both canonical and unsung—of each era featured in Paragon™. In “Walking with Giants”, Paragon’s character education component, students role play scenarios to practice leadership qualities and character virtues in a mindful and intentional manner. Paragon™ fosters social intelligence with its abundance of cooperative learning opportunities. Students step into the shoes of other cultures and eras, adopt other’s view points, and construct an immersive world of learning as a classroom community.
Passionate Teachers & Administrators Education professionals who have chosen to work in Education Reform and who share a vision for Global Education and for transformational change. People who have high expectations for themselves in giving students the support and exposure they need to fulfill their potential.