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Advance Ed S T E M

University Place & STEAM

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

In our STEM program students learn by doing and applying. This project-based curriculum is founded on the idea of educating students in five specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — with an integrated approach. Content areas are combined and taught through the lenses of real-world problems and authentic, culturally responsive experiences to provide students with a holistic learning environment. Interdisciplinary STEM activities help them develop legitimate 21st century college and career-ready skills such as collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking. Our students know that there are multiple ways to find solutions and multiple methods to demonstrate their understanding. We also believe that elementary age education should be hands-on whenever possible, so that whether it’s in our Lego lab, school garden, or computer class, students are actively engaged in their own learning.