STEM Schools Designation Awardees 

Platinum Schools

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Address:
2835 E 2000 S
St. George, Utah 84790

Website: cves.washk12.org

School Type: District

Mission:

At Crimson View Elementary, we would like to develop innovation in every student.  We would like to integrate STEM into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.  We would like to focus on teacher knowledge, student projects, and creating technology rich classrooms.   We would like create more opportunities for our students to EXPLORE-CREATE-DISCOVER, our mission statement.  We will do this by training teachers to provide more hands on science and engineering opportunities for students and by collaborating with other STEM communities.   We would like to train our students to think and solve problems, not regurgitate information.  We would like to better prepare our students to enter STEM careers by helping students become more aware of STEM related jobs, discover their talents, develop their passions, and deepen their understanding, to provide a better world for us all.    We would like to develop STEM leaders at our school,  teaching students that they have a voice in the world by sharing their ideas and projects.  We would like students to learn and become proficient at the scientific practices.  (Asking questions and defining problems • Developing and using models • Planning and carrying out investigations • Analyzing and interpreting data • Using mathematics and computational thinking • Constructing explanations and designing solutions • Engaging in argument from evidence • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information).  This can all be accomplished by continuing teacher education, providing hands on opportunities for students, investing in new technology, and implementing the latest research.

Beehive Science and Technology Academy (BSTA) is a STEM-focused, charter school which uses iPads and other technology aided education tools. We serve around 300 students in grades 6 through 12.  BSTA offers courses and extended day activities that promote STEM, including computer science and advanced math courses, STEM expo projects and other STEM related activities. BSTA also prepares students for prestigious STEM competitions such as Robotics, Lego Robotics, MathCounts, Math Matters and state science fairs. College prep courses are offered with particular emphasis on STEM related industries so that Beehive students graduate ready to move on to their next level of education.

The main objective is to develop students who possess critical thinking skills, mathematical reasoning, and complex problem-solving abilities, and who will be equipped for college matriculation and work-ready careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Project-based learning is at the center of BSTA’s STEM learning and certification programs, leading to increased student engagement, collaborative work ethic, and real-world culminating projects that showcase students’ understanding and acquisition of academic vocabulary, math conceptual mastery, problem-solving/reasoning skills, and computational fluency-automaticity.

Every student in the school is issued an iPad that are used extensively in each classroom, as well as for major projects. Each year, all students participate in the Utah STEM Expo hosted by BSTA. iPads are particularly used for this event as students have to design a project, film it, put it on BSTA’s YouTube channel, and then demonstrate it in front of thousands of visitors.

Address:
1870 S. 25 W.
Kaysville, UT 84037

Website: http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/161

School Type: District

Mission:

Endeavour was built in 2010 and is named after the Endeavour Space Suttle and the British Royal Navy ship, Endeavour. Both vessels were used for research. Endeavour Elementary is a modern day research vessel with a mission to teach students to explore new worlds through science, space and technology.

Throughout the school, you will find planets, galaxies, nebulas, and constellations – – children are surrounded by space and science. Each year we host a SPACE day to reacquaint our students with the many space features our school offers.

Endeavour leads the district and state in SAGE scores in reading, math, and science. Every students has their own iPad or laptop for daily use. We also offer many enrichment clubs such as Ballroom Dancing, Lego Club, Dot & Dash Robotics, Oh Snap! Photography, Theater, LEGO Mindstorm Robotics, Arduino Interactive Coding & Circuitry, Arduino littleBits Coding & Circuitry, and Orchestra.

We are proud of the academic excellence our students achieve as they explore learning and discovery in a state of the art educational facility. Come join us and become an EXPLORER!

~Principal Robbins

Address:
2150 Jefferson Ave
Ogden, UT 84401

Website: http://schools.ogdensd.org/newbridge/

School Type: District

Mission:

New Bridge School represents a group of diverse communities and industries which are united to prepare students to excel as leaders and innovators in the 21st Century, through centralizing their instruction in problem solving and STEM skills.

New Bridge School will maximize collaboration with parents and the community to create a safe, empowering, and innovative environment for learning and ensuring all students achieve academic excellence through relevant learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and beyond to become college, career, and community-ready.

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Address:
830 E 9400 S
Sandy, Utah 84094

Website: www.beehiveacademy.org

School Type: Charter

Mission:

Beehive Science and Technology Academy (BSTA) is a STEM-focused, charter school which uses iPads and other technology aided education tools. We serve around 300 students in grades 6 through 12.  BSTA offers courses and extended day activities that promote STEM, including computer science and advanced math courses, STEM expo projects and other STEM related activities. BSTA also prepares students for prestigious STEM competitions such as Robotics, Lego Robotics, MathCounts, Math Matters and state science fairs. College prep courses are offered with particular emphasis on STEM related industries so that Beehive students graduate ready to move on to their next level of education.

The main objective is to develop students who possess critical thinking skills, mathematical reasoning, and complex problem-solving abilities, and who will be equipped for college matriculation and work-ready careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Project-based learning is at the center of BSTA’s STEM learning and certification programs, leading to increased student engagement, collaborative work ethic, and real-world culminating projects that showcase students’ understanding and acquisition of academic vocabulary, math conceptual mastery, problem-solving/reasoning skills, and computational fluency-automaticity.

Every student in the school is issued an iPad that are used extensively in each classroom, as well as for major projects. Each year, all students participate in the Utah STEM Expo hosted by BSTA. iPads are particularly used for this event as students have to design a project, film it, put it on BSTA’s YouTube channel, and then demonstrate it in front of thousands of visitors.

Address:
921 N. 1240 E.
Orem, Utah 84097

Website: http://foothill.alpineschools.org/

School Type: District

Mission:

Our vision statement at Foothill Elementary states “Ensuring every student learns deeply through STEAM and 21st Century Learning Skills to prepare students for college, career, and life.  As we purposefully implement 21 st Century Learning Skills and integrate STEAM into each of our classrooms we are teaching the whole child and are helping students learn. Our greatest desire is that our students will know how to think deeply so they can be creative problem solvers and have the skills and abilities to contribute to the world. Our faculty works interdependently in a professional learning community and we value the collaborative process deeply. We are continually learning, growing, and improving through professional development. We believe that STEAM is not a special program or club, rather, it is instruction and pedagogy for all students in all of our classrooms (K-6). STEM is not one more thing that we have to do, but is a purposeful, meaningful integration of each content area to provide richer, deeper learning for all of our students. As educators, we know we need to build our own capacity in the STEM subjects and how best to teach them and are committed to continually learning in these areas. We know that success in STEAM will not only benefit our students personally, but also the community. Therefore, it is imperative that we form partnerships with universities, businesses, and other educators to work together in improving our communities, society, and our way of life.

Gold Schools

Address:
948 West 325 North
Hurricane, Utah 84737

Website: https://hes.washk12.org/

School Type: District

Mission:

Hurricane Elementary’s goal is to develop proficiency and excitement for STEM education in each student. As students experiment, program, build, and solve problems, they learn and apply STEM skills, which help them achieve excellence in every other discipline. Every student attends a weekly hands-on STEM Class, with Dr. Tauiliili, to follow-up the STEM learning from their traditional class. STEM education ignites a spark for us to learn and grow. Students at Hurricane Elementary are excited about the future and want to make a difference. Our students participate in robotics clubs, Science Olympiad, or other science, technology, and engineering related extracurricular activities. We a Title I school and over 70% of our students live below the poverty line. We believe that it is important for our students to have an education that focuses on STEM so they will have the tools that they need to love school, improve academic achievement, and succeed in the job market of the future. Our students learn how to learn, have the confidence to build and explore, and feel comfortable with core math and science vocabulary and concepts. STEM education encourages Hurricane Elementary teachers to improve what we do. We attend weekly staff development training to improve student engagement, teach the standards, and provide student-centered learning. We continually planning Student Learning Objectives that meet the Science, Math, and Language Arts standards and allow students to direct and be accountable for their learning. We take STEM learning seriously and our teachers and staff are always growing to meet the needs of our students. STEM Education involves our parents and community members. Our community is excited about STEM classes and after-school programs which results in them taking an active role in promoting STEM education. STEM education provides a structure for our administration to focus funds and efforts in education. Each year, as we budget and plan for the future, our administration works to make sure that STEM education is a high priority.

Address:
590 West 500 South
Price, UT 84501

Website: http://www.carbonschools.org/Creekview.cfm

School Type: District

Mission:

Welcome to Creekview Elementary. Our theme is “Going Beyond Expectations“. We have an outstanding faculty and support staff. The atmosphere in our building is one of high expectations. Our teachers as well as the students go beyond these expecations.  We are excited about STEM education and have integrated these concepts into our curriculum. STEM along with the new Utah CORE provide students with higher level thinking skills and strategies that will prepare them for the future. We have PEAK and Explorations programs for the upper grades which also encourage the high standards we hold here at Creekview.

Creekview Chiefs engage in creative thinking, collaboration, and exploration by being respectful, responsible and having integrity.

Address:
5194 Highbury Parkway
West Valley City, Utah 84120

Website: www.armstrongacademy.org

School Type: District

Mission:

Mission Statement: At Neil Armstrong Academy, we are committed to a focus on learning, high levels of engagement, and a problem-solving process common to the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to prepare all students with the skills they will need for their future.

Vision Statement:
Teachers and staff will continuously focus on student-learning outcomes as they work collaboratively to address the questions:

(1) What do we want our students to learn?
(2) How will we know when each student has learned it?
(3) How will we respond when some students don’t learn? and
(4) How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency? We will use many forms of data to drive student achievement.

Collective Commitments:

  1. I will feel safe to try, fail, and try again until I succeed. I will encourage others to feel safe as well.
  2. I will share my skills, talents, and ideas, and be open to change.
  3. I am committed to the belief that everyone can learn.
  4. I will participate during group activities, and I will speak positively with one voice once the group has chosen a direction even if it wasn’t my first.
  5. I will make a difference in the community.

Address:
439 S Willow Street
Grantsville, UT 84029

Website: http://sharepoint.tooeleschools.org/schools/elementaryschools
/wies/Pages/default.aspx

School Type: District

Mission:

H-Help Others
O-Obey Rules
W-Work Hard
L-Listen and Learn
S-Show Safety

The time of the lone wolf is over, the Willow Pack works as one to promote learning for all.

We are so excited to be a STEM school! It is amazing to watch our students create, engineer, collaborate, and think at higher levels! We love STEM!

Address:
950 W 600 S
Logan, Utah 84321

Website: https://woodruffwildcats.weebly.com

School Type: District

Mission:

Woodruff Elementary’s vision for STEM education is to ensure that each student has a world-class foundation in STEM skills that will allow them to have access to all STEM paths in their future education and careers. We are committed to hands on, real-world learning experiences when instructing students in STEM areas. Through these activities our students will gain the necessary skills of reflection, creativity, collaboration, leadership and critical thinking that will enable them to become the STEM innovators of the future.

Address:
2033 Grant Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84401

Website: https://davinciacademy.org/

School Type: Charter

Mission:

Vision Statement: To create an academic institution where everyone can learn, develop their talents, acquire appropriate social and cognitive skills and master their academic goals. Mission statement: DaVinci Academy of Sciences and the Arts is dedicated to developing competent, inventive, ethical, and divergent thinkers who are able to apply their knowledge, skills, leadership, and problem_solving abilities to become productive citizens of the dynamic world. Please see our web site for more details of our school culture. We offer programs that promote enthusiasm, exploration, and academic excellence in an interdisciplinary curriculum that involves real_world experience and application. We serve as a laboratory school to examine and develop new methods and materials in curriculum innovation and reform, including, but not limited to, traditional, online, and distance education programs. We serve as a model for private sector and public education partnerships, including mentor and internship opportunities. We implement a curriculum that complies with all state requirements in serving a school population of grades K_12. The Utah State Core Curriculum serves as the foundation of subjects taught and provide a minimum basis for academic requirements. Our comprehensive program of instruction is based on offering a rigorous curriculum of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Address:
1720 West 1460 North
Provo, Utah 84604

Website: http://www.westridge.provo.edu/Site_Home/Home-SchoolInfo.html

School Type: District

Mission:

Using reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, students will learn about science, technology, engineering, and math to prepare them with 21st century skills and knowledge!

In order to reach our fundamental purpose of helping our students enjoy school, engage in learning, and achieve high levels of success, we are dedicated to creating a school in which…

  1. There is a climate of high expectations of achievement for students and staff members, and this high expectation is communicated with all parents, students, and one another.
  2. All the members of Westridge community treat one another with respect and care, fostering a genuine feeling of love and happiness that students and teachers feel within the school.
  3. Students are pushed beyond basic curriculum to explore and enrich their learning at higher levels, gaining exposure to literature, hands-on learning, and STEM-related opportunities.
  4. Every student feels cared about by their teacher and sees an excitement for learning and living.
  5. All employees understand the differences in each student and collaboratively integrate necessary instruction and intervention for each child.
  6. All employees work collaboratively on a frequent basis to openly share data, instructional ideas, action research, and support one another in helping every child.
  7. The school works with parents through frequent, clear communication to seek and establish support and understanding.
  8. Community partners and support services work jointly with the school to provide learning opportunities as well as services to meet the emotional, social and physical needs of every child.
  9. An enthusiastic principal guides the school with vision, high expectations, and skills to help others succeed through support and positive engagement with faculty and students alike.
  10. There is a safe and clean environment, maintained by order and dedication.

Silver Schools

Address:
310 East 4500 South, Suite 620
Murray, UT 84107

Website: http://utva.k12.com/

School Type: Online

Mission:

Address:

1726 North 600 West
Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062

Website: manila.alpineschools.org

School Type: District

Mission:

1. STEM is for ALL students as part of the regular classroom experience. In addition we support extracurricular programs that are open to all students of the grade levels the program is appropriate for.

2. We see an integrated STEM activities practice, a change in pedagogy vs the one more subject to teach syndrome.

3. We see the STEM models of learning becoming part of the school culture of learning.
– Ask, Inquisition (What is the problem? What if? I wonder?).
– Imagine, Acquisition (What could be some solutions? Brainstorm).
– Plan, Supposition (Draw a diagram, I think statement, List materials) .
– Create, Implement (Follow plan, Create it, Test it, Design and Carry out).
– Test – Improve, Summation (Collect evidence-date, Draw conclusions, .Reflect, Redesign) .
– Repeat Cycle – Exhibition (Sharing and Communication of Results).

4. The Arts (language arts, visual arts, arts of social science and history) should be integrated into STEM learning. Thus we advocate for STEAM.

5. Key practices at Manila include integrative curriculum, problem solving, collaboration, reflection, learning from failure and mistakes, fun and engagement.

6. All learning connects to the Utah Core Curriculum Standards.

Address:
195 S Main
Alpine Utah 84004

Website: http://mountainvilleacademy.org/

School Type: Charter

Mission:

We are passionate about STEM education at Mountainville Academy! We want to build a broad STEM culture for our students because we recognize that every child is capable of learning based on their individual needs. We are aware that solid instruction and differentiation will allow us to integrate better STEM teaching into our existing curriculum. By doing this, it will increase academic performance and make a difference in the lives of the young people at our school. We are intensifying the use of technology at our school and continue to train our teachers to better stay up with the ever changing technological world we live in. We brought in Leslie Fisher, an expert in technology, for a day of training before school started this year. We have four elementary teachers that are currently in an elementary STEM endorsement cohort and are so excited about what they are learning. We added two middle school STEM related classes to our middle school offerings this year. One is a Simply Coding class that students are loving and the other is IT Repair where our 9th grades receive certification when completed. Our computer teacher received training in order to teach the IT repair class. We also offer an Explorer Tech class in middle school that one of our science teachers teach that is a very popular class. Our big picture goal is to enhance our students future lives and help them to be college and career ready, hopefully in a STEM related field.

Address:
2052 N. 170 W.
Tooele, Utah 84074

Website: http://tooeleschools.org/schools/elementaryschools/oes/Pages/default.aspx

School Type: District

Mission:

Overlake Elementary is dedicated to guiding students into the STEM subjects by sparking a lasting enthusiasm for STEM related careers and helping them prepare for their futures now. This will be completed in three ways:

First, we will incorporate STEM subjects and processes into the curriculum. This is defined as creating problem solving activities in reading, writing, math, and science. It also includes the teaching of the Engineering Design Process to incorporate better problem solving within the daily curriculum.

Second, Overlake will bring in hands on curriculum for Science and Math. This will help all students visualize the Sciences, Engineering, and Math no matter who they may be.

Third, we will introduce students to the fields of STEM by partnering up with outside entities to bring in extra activities. These include, Summer Science Academy, field trips, assemblies, Lego League, Code.Org, and others. The purpose is to bring STEM to life inside and outside of the school classroom. To make this vision a reality, Overlake will team up with Tooele Education Foundation, Overlake Community Council, and Engineering Parents. We will find resources for teacher development, hands on experiments, and out of school activities related to STEM.

 

Address:
4862 West 4000 South
West Haven, Utah 84401

Website: http://www.questac.org/

School Type: Charter

Mission:

Quest Academy is a technology-focused charter school for grades K-9 in West Haven, Utah. Our mission is to provide students a challenging, technology-rich environment, enabling young citizens to become leaders prepared for the challenges of an evolving global community.

Quest Academy offers a high quality, individualized learning experience, coupled with a positive learning environment by teachers who care and truly know students and their needs. The schools commitment to a technology-rich environment does not just mean more computers; the technology is embedded in the curriculum to allow each student to meet state curriculum and core subject standards.

Address:
3788 W. 300 N.
West Point, Utah 84015

Website: https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Domain/5435

School Type: District

Mission:

At West Point Elementary, our vision is to provide tasked-based, hands-on opportunities for students to grow a love and passion for STEM. It is our desire to help and encourage students to seek post-high school education preparing them for college-career readiness in STEM fields.

Bronze Schools

Address:
8714 Roy Del Circle
West Jordan, Utah 84088

Website: https://www.iechs.org/

School Type: Charter

Mission:

As an early college high school with an emphasis in math and science, particularly biotechnology, our curriculum is already STEM oriented. Itineris has already implemented several successful programs to assist students in the transition from high school to higher education as evidenced by our college readiness as indicated by standardized tests and by our graduation rates both in high school and from Salt Lake Community College will the concurrent enrollment courses that we offer. We also have many students going into STEM fields of study. The school is poised to supplement our current instruction with initiatives that will widen the STEM focus to be more systemic within the entire curriculum. Increased ties to STEM fields in all subjects will give students are better knowledge of opportunities available to them given each students unique interests and talents.

With SLCC as our education partner, we have fostered strong relationships with math and science departments. We offer concurrent enrollment courses both on our campus and on the college campus. We administer our courses to mirror those being offered at the college to provide a seamless college experience, especially in our math and science fields. In addition, students have the opportunity to access a SLCC/community partnership, InnovaBio, once they have completed an introduction to biotechnology concurrent enrollment course. InnovaBio is a partnership between local biotechnology companies and SLCC educators to provide students hands-on internship experience in the biotechnology field.

Address:
610 E 8000 S
Sandy, Utah 84070

Website: http://unionmiddle.canyonsdistrict.org/

School Type: District

Mission:

We aim to provide an engaging STEM learning experience to every student in our school. STEM experiences are embedded in the science course curriculum rather than offered as extra-curricular opportunities, making STEM equitable to all students in our school. Through STEM experiences, we are providing our students with 21st century skills. Our students inquire, collaborate, and solve problems using the nature of science. We strive to create a renewed interest in STEM opportunities by relating classroom activities to actual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math applications in everyday life. Our curriculum includes using Lego Robots to teach coding and problem solving around robot design challenges, introduction to Forensic Science techniques, including gel electrophoresis, to solve a fictional crime, critically analyzing the benefits, and potential risks of GMO’s in our food supply, and studying climate change by designing windmills and solar panel cars to efficiently use our renewable resources. Our ultimate goal is that our students will leave with imagination and the ability to propose, and find solutions to, problems in the world around them.

Address:

495 N Westridge Dr
St. George, Utah 84770

Website: No website to show

School Type: District

Mission:

Sunset Elementary is committed to providing students with opportunities that will build essential skills for success in life. Our world is ever evolving and it is difficult to fully understand what education, and the job market will look like twenty years from now. Although, there are skills that continue to stand the test of time, and have been important factors throughout our history the ability to communicate, collaborate, be creative, and think critically. Learning must allow for making connections to the larger world that awaits our students. Through collaboration among our team of teachers, families within the school community, partners in the field, and of course the involvement of our students in this process. Teaching the why’s behind the work we will accomplish within the walls of our school will make the learning more meaningful, and will engage our students in the world that awaits them.

Address:
940 West 800 South
Orem, Utah 84058

Website: http://ucas-edu.net/

School Type: District

Mission:

The Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS) is an early college public high school that provides an unconventional educational opportunity for high school students who are greatly motivated. UCAS is committed to preparing students for the 21st century workplace careers by providing high quality educational opportunities though a curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). UCAS works closely with Utah Valley University (UVU) allowing students who have the interests, ability, and desire to move through their formal schooling at an accelerated rate. Our mission at UCAS is to provide a quality early-college education to a diverse student population emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in a safe, supportive, dual-campus environment. At UCAS, STEM education is includes an interdisciplinary learning atmosphere that integrates the four areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into a comprehensive and coherent curriculum across all content areas. Teachers are skilled in curriculum development and delivery along with research proven techniques. STEM education at UCAS promotes learning through an integrated curriculum that is driven by both problem solving and problem-based learning. The curriculum is consistent with the goals of Early College High Schools and the Curriculum departments offered at UVU. Two major strands of emphasis are offered by the UCAS are: 1) Medical Science and Health Technology intensive strand (UVU School of Science and Health), and 2) Computer Sciences and Engineering Technology intensive strand (UVU School of Computer Sciences and Engineering.)

Address:
13134 South 1300 East
Draper, Utah 84020

Website: draperpark.canyonsdistrict.org

School Type: District

Mission:

We aim to provide an engaging STEM learning experience to every student in our school. STEM experiences are embedded in the science course curriculum rather than offered as extra-curricular opportunities, making STEM equitable to all students in our school. Through STEM experiences, we are providing our students with 21st century skills. Our students inquire, collaborate, and solve problems using the nature of science. We strive to create a renewed interest in STEM opportunities by relating classroom activities to actual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math applications in everyday life. Our curriculum includes using Lego Robots to teach coding and problem solving around robot design challenges, introduction to Forensic Science techniques, including gel electrophoresis, to solve a fictional crime, critically analyzing the benefits, and potential risks of GMO’s in our food supply, and studying climate change by designing windmills and solar panel cars to efficiently use our renewable resources. Our ultimate goal is that our students will leave with imagination and the ability to propose, and find solutions to, problems in the world around them.

Address:
2277 South 3000 East
St. George, UT 84790

Website: http://www.gwacademy.org/

School Type: Charter

Mission:

Our main purpose at George Washington Academy is to improve student learning. In the book Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch, Hirsch stresses the importance of background knowledge necessary for functional literacy and effective national communication. He said “If each local school system imparts the traditional reference point of literate culture, then everybody will be able to communicate with strangers.” At George Washington Academy, we improve student learning in a variety of ways. Primarily, we offer a comprehensive, solid, sequential curriculum known as Core Knowledge. This program stresses the importance of background knowledge and functional literacy in promoting effective national communication. We seek to establish in our school a traditional reference point of literate culture that enables our students to express themselves in academic and non-academic settings. Our school is different not only in the curriculum that we teach, but also in the instruction methods that we use. We have direct, hands-on instruction, with a variety of modalities to reach every learning type. We consider it our responsibility to keep students engaged and enthusiastic. Our teachers provide scaffolding, by building on prior knowledge, and continue with direct instructions, opportunities for guided and independent practice, appropriate homework activities, formal and informal assessments, and continued independent practice as students work towards mastery. We find opportunities to challenge advanced students. George Washington Academy improves learning by what we teach and how we teach.

We realize that there are a variety of teaching philosophies and methods. We also realize that teachers come with different levels of preparation and experience. Our goal at George Washington Academy is to focus on the methods that have been proven to be successful, and provide support, training, and mentoring for teachers in those curricula. Our designated curriculum offers varieties of teaching methods and modalities. Staff members are expected to meet together as grade level teams and as a school team to exchange ideas and successes. In this manner, teachers capitalize on the strengths and talents of one another.

We have developed a curriculum committee that oversees curricular decisions. We have representation from each grade level. Each grade level is responsible for reviewing the curriculum and delineating how they plan to meet state standards. On a yearly basis, our committee reviews and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of our curriculum, and makes necessary adjustments, including the adoption of new programs when necessary. In this manner, we hope to not only align ourselves closely with state standards, but also to remain open to adopting new academic programs. We expect our teachers to feel confident and prepared to instruct the curriculum. To this end, we provide thorough teacher training and staff development for any program we consider.

At George Washington Academy we seek to provide a comprehensive education for our students. While we focus the majority of instruction time on math and language arts, we do not allow other academic areas to remain in the periphery. As part of our Core Knowledge Curriculum, weekly lesson plans include time for art, music, social studies, science, and physical education. In addition, we offer a variety of enhancement activities that enrich the learning opportunities of the students.

Address:
9351 S Mountaineer Lane
Sandy, Utah 84090

Website: https://mountjordanmiddle.canyonsdistrict.org/

School Type: District

Mission:

We aim to provide an engaging STEM learning experience to every student in our school. STEM experiences are embedded in the science course curriculum rather than offered as extra-curricular opportunities, making STEM equitable to all students in our school. Through STEM experiences, we are providing our students with 21st century skills. Our students inquire, collaborate, and solve problems using the nature of science. We strive to create a renewed interest in STEM opportunities by relating classroom activities to actual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math applications in everyday life. Our curriculum includes using Lego Robots to teach coding and problem solving around robot design challenges, introduction to Forensic Science techniques, including gel electrophoresis, to solve a fictional crime, critically analyzing the benefits, and potential risks of GMO’s in our food supply, and studying climate change by designing windmills and solar panel cars to efficiently use our renewable resources. Our ultimate goal is that our students will leave with imagination and the ability to propose, and find solutions to, problems in the world around them.

Address:
640 E. 1900 N.
North Ogden, Utah 84414

Website: https://greenacres.wsd.net/

School Type: District

Mission:

The Green Acres mission is to educate children to be productive, healthy, responsible citizens who enjoy learning and life. Our STEM emphasis is intended to provide engaging instruction and experiences to meet student learning objectives in the Utah State Common Core Standards, develop STEM literacy- meaning our students will understand each of the STEM disciplines and its role in modern society, our students will view themselves as capable of learning and doing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. They will also have the necessary 21st century skills to be successful learners Kindergarten through 12th grade. They will have the confidence, capability and desire to complete post-high school college or vocational training and secure meaningful career opportunities. Our STEM emphasis is a bridge between current science standards, engineering concepts and current research in anticipation of changes to Utah state science standards. As Green Acres educators we will participate in professional development to continually improve our instructional practices, knowledge base and confidence to learn along with our students. We will work collaboratively to ensure each student’s success and our school’s success.

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