RIVERSIDE STEM ACADEMY
2015-2016: The Academy began in the second semester as a project-based science course option. Approximately 20 8th-graders piloted the program.
2016-2017: The Academy expanded to a social studies and science class with 80 students enrolled from both 7th and 8th-grade.
2017-2018: The Academy enrollment increased to 100 students in both 7th and 8th-grade.
2018-2019: The Academy expanded to include 6th-8th grade students and provides students with an interdisciplinary, personalized, project-based science, social studies, and English Language Arts course.
STEM ACADEMY BUZZWORDS
Personalized Learning: student owned, controlled and managed learning
Project-Based Learning (PBL): learning centered around developing a product that demonstrates understanding or skill
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
The Academy focuses on personalized learning which allows for flexible scheduling that integrates your child's individual needs and choices.
- Students are placed into the Academy setting in place of an ELA, science, and social studies class. Over a two-day span, students are in the Academy for at least four class periods.
- Students enroll in mathematics and elective options in the traditional Riverside Middle School environment.