Summer

The transition program is tasked with ensuring that our students receive the best possible preparation and exposure in science, mathematics, and technology as they seek their place in the modern world. The Summer Transition program has developed STEM/STEAM education enrichment activities to transform the typical teacher-centered classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and requires students’ to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution. Over the course of summer 2017, students will work in small groups on a grand challenge. The grand challenge is focused on sustainability, identifying alternative energy sources.  Students will participate in fun and innovative community outreach projects as well as various service learning opportunities. This program is intended to engage students in science and engineering activities, exploring scientific principles.  
     
The overarching goal of the program is to identify innovative STEAM concepts. STEAM concepts are Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics concepts. The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields are made complete by the arts component that provides a creative and innovative way to problem solve and apply what has been learned. Students benefit from the STEAM exposure from various industries because it teaches independent innovation and allows students to explore greater depths of all of the subjects by utilizing the skills learned; these skills are going to be required in order for today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders. All jobs are requiring workers to have a greater ability to think critically, work as a member of a team and independently, and close the performance gap between our American students and those being produced in other countries.