So what is STEM? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. These four symbols represent the different areas of STEM education.
STEM education integrates concepts that are usually taught as separate subjects in different classes and emphasizes the application of knowledge to real-life situations. A lesson or unit in a STEM class is typically based around finding a solution to a real-world problem and tends to emphasize project-based learning. A variation of STEM is STEAM, which includes an 'A' for art and design. Artistic design is becoming an important part of STEM education since creativity is an essential part of innovation. Many STEM lessons involve building models and simulating situations. A good STEM lesson ensures that students understand the connection to the real world.
Student Council allows students to make a difference in their school. This group of conscientious students effectively promotes school improvement by beautifying the school environment, building school spirit, and participating in community projects. Student Council is the voice of the students.
Students in Homework Club meet at designated days and times to get assistance with their homework. This club strengthens skills taught in the classroom. Homework Club is funded through tax credit.
Tutoring is available to students who are struggling in reading and math. Certified staff teach lessons to reinforce standards that were not mastered within the classroom setting. Spaces are limited in this club, which is funded through Title I.