Our Academic Program Overview
SciTech Academy’s core program includes a complete K-8 STEM curriculum supported by the top Science Education Centers in the Nation and supplemented with a STEM literacy series. Our program incorporates McGraw Hill education designed for early career and college readiness programs – Wonders Curriculum. As the researchers recommend every dollar invested in has a seven-dollar return on investment back to society, SciTech is investing heavily in early-grades STEM, plus College Readiness programs. This will create a success story for the next generation. The SciTech Academy philosophy is to build a framework model for a global study through literacy, high-level vocabulary, and nonfiction texts with culminating projects in math and science that can be differentiated by grade and ability levels. Our model of project-based learning holds students and teachers accountable by using rubrics from the best K-8 STEM Curriculum models from STEM Support centers, such as the University of Minnesota’s STEM Education Center.
SciTech Academy is seeking STEM partners, in order to offer a variety of modules for students to deepen their STEM knowledge and practice their 21st Century skills by working in collaborative teams on real-world problems. SciTech Academy plans to offer an extended day program to meet the needs of our high-achieving students through enrichment programs such as Robotics, as well as subject tutoring and other interventions for struggling students.
SciTech Academy believes that learners acquire genuine self-esteem through the challenge of academic accomplishment. The school has high expectations so that all its students will obtain the knowledge and skills they need for success in their further education and careers.
The school follows a rigorous curriculum that is a systemic, progressive program with mastery of specific knowledge and skills at each grade level. The program is aimed to be challenging for all students, but not too difficult.
With a focus on mastery of core knowledge and skills, teaching methods in place at SciTech Academy provide appropriate support and challenge for all students. Integrated assessment is in place to confirm student progress and identify needs for intervention or further improvement.
Timely and complete communication with parents establishes a partnership that promotes an environment most likely to achieve success for all students.
Most instructional time is spent teaching the standard curriculum to the entire class. Homework complements and supplements classwork, but does not replace the teacher’s obligation to cover material in class.
In order to provide students with a dependable, least restrictive learning experience. pull-out programs are avoided unless is necessary.
At SciTech Charter School, the faculty inspires students to achieve their greatest potential as learners and responsible members of a caring, supportive community. Teachers motivate students to strive to a high academic standard.
In striving to meet academic challenges, students may struggle. SciTech Charter School provides support for students to achieve without lowering the bar, starting with the classroom teacher and including additional tutoring through the Support and Challenge team.
From their first moments at the School, students learn that, in achieving their fullest potential as citizens and learners, confidence comes from competence in achieving their fullest potential as citizens and learners in SciTech Academy community.
SciTech Academy Charter School is currently enrolling students in grades Kindergarten – 8th Grade for the 2020-2021 school year.