WHO WE ARE
The STEM Academy is a national non-profit status organization dedicated to improving STEM literacy for all students. We represent 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 under-represented minority and low-income student growth, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates and improve teacher and principal effectiveness. The STEM Academy represents a flexible use academic model which targets all schools and is for all students.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
You and I want our lives to matter. We want our lives to make a real difference, to be of genuine consequence in the world. We know that there is no satisfaction in merely going through the motions, even if those motions make us successful, or even if we have arranged to make those motions pleasant. We want to know we have made some impact on the world. In fact, you and I want to contribute to the quality of life. We want to make the world work. - Werner Erhard
Improve STEM literacy for all students through the establishment of a National STEM Professional Learning Environment dedicated to the continuous improvement process based upon researchable student outcome data
The practices, strategies, and programming utilized within The STEM Academy K-12 curriculum were developed to improve rural and low-income student growth, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates and improve teacher and principal effectiveness. The evidence is substantiated by student outcome data captured by The STEM Academy LMS as compared to historical student performance data.
The curriculum is rigorous, innovative and comprehensive and was collaboratively developed by K-12 teachers, school administrators, university educators, industry partners, engineering and biomedical professionals. K-12 curriculum is standard enough to assure high-quality content exchange and flexible enough to allow for school districts and states to modify to meet their particular needs. Curriculum culminates with students applying real-world application of their STEM education with hands-on activities and maps to the following national standards: Common Core, International Technology Engineering Education Association - ITEEA; Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - ABET; National Research Council (Science) - NRC; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - NCTM.
The STEM Academy offers on-site instructor, administration and career counselor training designed to bolster performance and increase student enrollment. Our curriculum development team which consists of education professionals from the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and administration will consult your school on successful implementation strategies to cultivate a cohesive STEM learning environment for students. Teachers and students use the same tools utilized by industry professionals in engineering, architecture, robotics, electronic, material science and bio-technology fields with an emphasis on sustainability.
The mission is to prepare all students to be competent, capable citizens in a technology-dependent society through comprehensive student assessments including traditional tests, project based learning presentations and portfolios. This STEM centric program develops engineering pipeline by featuring a main line education approach focused on standard based foundations, gender awareness, socio-economic concerns and general learner needs. The STEM Academy courses feature a blended learning approach featuring video tutorials, text books and challenging hands on exercises to Establish Engineering Habits of the Mind.
The STEM Academy prepares all students for post-secondary engineering education, internships and career opportunities. Are your students prepared?