RIVERSIDE STEM ACADEMY
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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 (60 students).
2019-2021: The Academy maintains its academic structure and increases enrollment to 81 students.
2021-2022: The Academy maintains its academic structure while expanding again to 108 students in grades 6-8.
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.
Students enroll in mathematics and elective options in the traditional Riverside Middle School environment.