This SLC is designed for students seeking problem-based learning activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). The academy offers a broad range of enrichment classes that foster interest in various arts and sciences. Students enjoy collaboration, innovation, and creativity, using problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to showcase their work. Special features include an inquiry, hands-on curriculum that allows students to actively seek out information rather than just receive it from the teacher. Students use technology to research projects and to design and produce deliverables, just as they would in the workplace.
STEAM Academy hosts the MESA Engineering Club and the competitive Robo Reed Robotics Team. UCLA’s Engineering Department brings lightning science lessons to STEAM classrooms. In addition, through the MESA Engineering Club, STEAM students take two field trips to the UCLA campus: a Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) field trip, and a Youth Motivation Day field trip.
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More information regarding the enrollment/permit process can be found on the Smaller Learning Communities webpage.