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Science & Innovation

K-8 Science & Innovation

Every student possesses curiosity about the world in which they live, making them natural scientists. Science helps students make sense of the world around them. It provides opportunities for them to investigate this world and explain how and why things happen. Our goal is to foster their curiosity, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking abilities while igniting a passion for Science and STEM. 

Key Aspects of Our Elementary STEM Program:

  • Inquiry and Exploration: Our Science and STEM experience encourages students to ask questions, make observations, and develop hypotheses. They learn to think like scientists and engineers as they investigate real-world problems and create innovative solutions through trial and error.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Collaboration is a core principle of our program. Students often work in groups or pairs, promoting the development of communication skills, cooperation, effective teamwork, and a sense of community.
  • Early Exposure to STEM Careers: Students learn about different professions and the educational pathways that can lead to exciting careers in STEM. This early exposure helps them envision the diverse possibilities available in the future.

In essence, our Science and STEM programs aim to create an inclusive and stimulating learning environment that nurtures a lifelong love for STEM subjects. Through hands-on experiences, inquiry-driven learning, and real-world connections, we inspire our scholars to become lifelong learners and pursue rewarding careers in STEM fields and promote diversity in these spaces.

9-12 Science & Innovation

Our goal is to foster students’ curiosity, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking abilities while igniting a passion for Science and STEM. Key aspects of our High School Science program include:

  • Inquiry and Exploration: Our Science and STEM experience encourages students to ask questions, make observations, and develop hypotheses. 

  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Students often work in groups or pairs, promoting the development of communication skills, cooperation, effective teamwork, and a sense of community.

  • Early Exposure to STEM Careers: Students learn about different professions and the educational pathways through our Students 2 Science partnership.

  • Sharing data and educating all stakeholders in our current standing and goals for the future.

 

 

Platforms/Partnerships

  • Stemscopes: Curriculum for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

  • Students 2 Science: Partnership for Science Application.

  • LinkIt Platform: Assessment and data monitoring.

Teaching and Learning:

Science Team

Mr. Gerardo Valenzuela, Vice Principal
Mr. Waleed Khalid, Biology Teacher
Ms. Yesim Cardak, Chemistry and Physics Teacher
Mr. Steven Meier, Biology and Physics Teacher
Mr. Tony Tawfik, Chemistry Teacher