Local Sun Valley School is STEAM Magnet
You may be familiar with the terms STEM. Many schools are incorporating this into their curriculum. Stem stands for science, technology, engineering and math. But there’s a related program which is called STEAM. That is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
You may not have realized but one of our own Sun Valley schools, Stonehurst Elementary, is a STEAM magnet school. Sun Valley Jose Mier recently wrote about Stonehurst and how they are having online classes this year. It remains to be seen how students will fare with these virtual classes and how steam students will do when faced with distance learning. Rather than try to describe the program ourselves here’s a quote from the STEAM magnet school finder website:
Students at Stonehurst STEAM Magnet will be literate, responsible, problem-solvers who are self-reliant and motivated to persevere. As a STEAM Magnet, we are committed to educating students by focusing on the four Cs of pedagogy: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Our school utilizes its expansive gardens (including native plants, aquaponics lab, and garden boxes), fully equipped Science Lab, comprehensive technology program (computer lab/Chromebooks or iPads in every classroom, 3D printing, Apple TV in every classroom), K-5 LEGO Education, and visual-performing arts programs, to enhance its problem-based approach to teaching STEAM concepts. We have recently become a Leader in Me school so all students are learning the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We look forward to having you visit our school and hope you select us to be a part of your family.