STEM

What is STEM?

STEM is a program that promotes study in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (as well as their related fields). These fields are frequently on the cutting edge of innovation and discovery all over the world in higher academics and, as such, have been noted as being necessary for the future prosperity and success of the United States as a global leader.

Overview

LEGO Building

Using a variety of Lego pieces, students will be able to recreate nearly any element from their community, including buildings and outdoor areas, to help them understand what it takes for a community to function well. This also gives students a springboard from which they can discuss what goes on around them in their community and the different roles and responsibilities for each part of their community.

Abacus

With the new common core standards set forth by the state of California, abacus classes are in high demand. It is now a primary goal in all math classes to present students with mathematical concepts in a visual way. Taking an abacus class will prepare your son or daughter to learn visually. Students will begin by studying the features and uses of the abacus. Once they know how to do basic counting from 1 to 100 on the abacus, they will move on to learn basic adding and subtracting. They will also be introduced to the concept of tens and how to add or subtract by tens.

LEGO Building or Abacus Tuition

1 hour/week Tuition: $80/month (Limited to 5 students/Class)

Tentative Schedule

Friday 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Little Genius Engineering

Students will develop their fine motor skills through the use of smaller pieces to build more technical structures. Motorized elements will also be incorporated to add interest and help students understand how the building design affects movement and vice versa.

Robotics Engineering

The goal of this class is to implement the functional applications of robotics and technology through projects that use everyday components and simple engineering principles.

Grades 1st - 6th Engineering Class Tuition

2 hours/week Tuition $100/month (Limited to 10 students/class)

Tentative Schedule

Friday 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Grades 7th - 8th Engineering Class Tuition

2 hours/week Tuition $120/month (Limited to 10 students/class)

Tentative Schedule

Friday 3:30 - 5:30 pm


STEM Program Flow