What is our STEAM Mission?
Southwest Middle School’s STEAM Academy strives to inspire joy at the idea of discovery, to create a culture that fosters innovation, and to prepare all students of different abilities and backgrounds for effective involvement in an increasingly technological society.
How do we do this?
We engage our students with multidisciplinary projects and interdepartmental teacher collaboration that incorporate advanced technology-integrated projects, as well as encourage ethics, leadership, inquiry, integrity, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, and critical reasoning. Through rigorous and relevant content, mastery based learning and performance-based assessment; students develop higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills needed to compete successfully in the 21st century real world.
Check out previous years’ STEAM expos: