The STEM Magnet Program at Stephen Foster offers a comprehensive hands-on curriculum that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a real-world context. Students apply the engineering design process to STEM challenges that are integrated into the mathematics and science curriculum emphasizing problem solving, data analysis, and higher order thinking.
Highlights/Expectations of the Program:
-STEM Lab with full-time STEM teacher
-Instructional technology including interactive white board, document cameras, desktop computers for student use, etc.
-Laptops for student use
-Above-level placement in core academics as needed to meet individual needs
-Cooperative and project-based learning opportunities with academically motivated students
-Transporation provided by the district
-Fieldtrips tied to the curriculum which may include Physics Day at Busch Gardens, Sea World, St. Augustine Beach, the Jacksonville Zoo, and others
-3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades