STEM Magnet Academy

Looking for an educational experience rich in science, technology, engineering, and math? Stafford STEM Magnet School will provide you with skills to give you a leading edge in the future!

Stafford STEM Magnet School will open in the fall of 2021 and we want to hear from you!

Stafford STEM Magnet School

Parent Meeting Resources

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STEMulized Targets

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Community Outreach
  • Science
  • Technology Integration
  • Mathematical Applications 
  • Social Skills/Collaborative Groups
  • Engineering concepts
  • Literacy

 

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Science

  • Hands-on science weekly
  • Projects related to science 
  • Exploring advanced concepts in a variety of ways
  • Guest speakers and field trips related to general studies
  • Student-centered approach 
  • Biology introduced in 5th Grade
  • Hands-on work with real scientists

 

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Social Skills

  • Emergent of languages- Students will take two years of Foreign Language by 8th Grade
  • Collaborative work in small groups
  • Confidence in creative expression through Arts
  • Demonstrate research and critical thinking skills
  • Develop personal goals and action plans
  • Demonstrate self-management skills
  • Learn a variety of modes of communication
  • Extra-curricular activities based on students’ interest
  • Critiquing the reasoning of others
  • Test taking strategies – preparation for ACT & SAT
  • Organizations and clubs related to STEM and personal interests
  • College Readiness Skills
  • Leadership Seminars
  • Career Day
  • Travel abroad
  • Presentation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Student Government

 

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Project Based Learning

  • Holistic approach including music and theater

  • Integration of all core areas

  • Projects related to science and math 

  • Exploring advanced concepts in a variety of ways

  • Students will begin activities with the end in mind

  • Investigating and responding to essential questions with big idea statements

  • Discovering real world challenges

  • Capstone Project Impact Challenge

  • Studies and travel abroad

  • Industry partnership

  • Case studies

  • Discussion Based Approach

 

Technology Integration

  • Use computer platform tools to explore 
    Microsoft Suite
  • Learning the logic of programming to explore
  • Technology as means of communication
  • Apple Coding
  • Gaming 
  • Flip Classrooms
  • Blackboard
  • Minecraft Integration 

 

Engineering Concepts

  • LEGO Projects
  • Hands on Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering principles and their applications in the real world
  • Career Immersion
  • Trends in Engineering
  • Innovations in Engineering
  • Coding & Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Site Visits to cutting-edge technological sites

 

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Community Outreach

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Community Outreach
  • Science
  • Technology Integration
  • Mathematical Applications 
  • Social Skills/Collaborative Groups
  • Engineering concepts
  • Literacy

 

Mathematical Applications

  • 90 Minutes of math daily
  • Algebra introduced in 7th Grade
  • Geometry introduced in 8th Grade
  • Investigation of careers in math
  • Real world problem-solving
  • Everyday life money management
  • Developing and using models to solve problems
  • Logic Reasoning
  • Math Literacy

 

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Literacy

  • Curriculum that focuses on reading in all content areas

  • Case Studies
  • Monthly “Literature Café Showcases” and “Family Reading Nights”
  • Bluebonnet Book Club
  • Name that Book Clubs
  • “Battle of the Books”
  • Spelling Bee Competition
  • Book Character and Author Visits
  • Exploration of different genres of reading in our Literature Labs
  • Literary analysis
  • Debates and writing contests
  • Daily reading, writing, and speaking
  • Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Research skills
  • Use of  digital resources
  • Essay