Ed Jesionaka
Sonoran Science Academy Robotics Program
The entire curriculum at Sonoran Schools, kindergarten through 12th grades, is aligned to facilitate STEM education and proficiency. Elementary students are introduced to the field of science through nature-based field trips and integrated classroom instruction, as well as required science fair participation. Fundamental science skills are enhanced and refined in middle school by the incorporation of subject-specific science classes at each grade level, utilizing lab kits to conduct experimentation and research.
At the high school level, students are encouraged to master science subjects through mandatory courses, required participation in science competitions, and the availability of AP courses in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics. Technology literacy is taught in grades K-12 and incorporates robotics programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Mar 31, 2015
Sonoran Science Academy Robotics Program
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Additionally, the middle school curriculum embraces Technology Integrated Education (TIE), while high school courses such as Computer Aided Design & Computer Programming enable students to achieve proficiency of real-world technological skills. Sonoran Schools apply multiple skill-level mathematics courses in all grades, ensuring that each student is challenged appropriately, irrespective of grade level. In elementary, middle, and high school, skill-level math classes are enriched by programs such as MathCounts, MathMatters, and AMSP. A strong extra-curricular program, including robotics, Academic Decathlon, and Odyssey of the Mind provide multiple arenas for students to expand on classroom curriculum, complementing STEM skills with creative thinking and open-ended problem solving. The goal of Sonoran Schools is to graduate students not only proficient in STEM, but with a capacity for problem-solving within each discipline.