We're an Arts & Preparatory Academy located in Sanford, Florida. Our curriculum focuses on S.T.E.M (Science,Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts. Our methodology: Hands-On, Collaborative, and Project-Based Learning!
Our mission is to prepare students for College, Career, and Life! By supplementing core academics (Reading, Writing, History & Math) with S.T.E.M focused programs. We're helping students develop the essential knowledge necessary to keep pace with their peers and 21st Century demands!
Currently there's a gap between jobs that are in high demand and the skills required to fill them...within the next 10 years, 80% of all jobs will require a deep understanding of STEM skills.
STEM ( Science, Tech, Engineering, & Math) education is an important national issue as we evolve into a tech and innovation dependent world. Exposing students to STEM experiences at a young age encourages a long-term passion for STEM subjects, as well as, general academic success across all disciplines.
ARTS education helps students to master core subjects such as Reading, Writing, Math, and Science. Exposure to the Arts promotes self-directed learning - critical and creative skills.
The benefits of small schools, let us count the ways...
Additionally, small schools offer an environment in which students can be more visible (seen and heard). Student-teacher relationships improve, allowing teachers to easily identify individual talents and the unique needs of each student which offers a more personalized educational experience. Teachers are able to interact more with faculty administrators. A small school staff size allows more opportunity for teachers to know each other well, easily share information about their students, collaborate to solve problems, and generally support one another.
Further, according to a recent report (Lawrence 2002) small schools are more cost effective than large schools on a cost per-graduate basis. Small schools have proven to be an useful platform for improved student achievement.
---National Education Association