STEAMAcademy

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STEAM Academy
(Science, Technology,
Engineering, Agriculture,
and Math)
The Mission
The mission of STEAM Academy is to
prepare students to be globally
competitive in science, engineering,
agriculture, and math through a
technology driven, culturally diverse,
collaborative endeavor.
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STEAM opened August 26th of the 20132014 school year.
STEAM is a collaborative venture between
BCPS, NCSD, NCSSM, and WPCC.
STEAM is located in Jeter Hall on the
campus of the North Carolina School for
the Deaf.
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BCPS will provide Project Lead the Way
courses as well as CTE courses.
North Carolina School of Science and
Math will provide advanced science and
math courses.
WPCC will provide college courses (both
college transfer and technical courses)
allowing students to earn both high
school and college credit.
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Students may take up to four courses at
STEAM Academy.
Students must provide their own
transportation to STEAM.
Core courses will still be taken at the
student’s home high school.
STEAM will offer flexible scheduling to
accommodate student travel.
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Advanced Placement credit courses
College credit courses (recorded on both
the college and the high school transcript)
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Honors credit courses
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Regular credit courses
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Project Lead the Way (PLTW) will have
traditional seated classrooms with handson, project-driven, and collaborative
learning supported by state-of-the art
technology.
Please check out the
website for Project
Lead the Way!
http://www.pltw.org
Scheduling—CTE, PLTW
(First Semester)
Period
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Courses
First Period
Digital Media ** (BCPS CTE course)
(Honors credit)
Second Period
PLTW Principles of Engineering
(AP credit)
Fourth Period
PLTW Principles of Engineering
(AP credit)
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Hybrid Classrooms including both seated
and virtual instruction through Western
Piedmont Community College
Please check out the college courses at WPCC!
http://www.wpcc.edu/
Special Note: Students must pay a semester student fee (less than
$20) and pay for their textbooks for college courses.
Scheduling--WPCC
(First Semester)
Western Piedmont
Community College
Transfer Honors Courses
Western Piedmont
Community College Career
Pathway Courses
WPCC ENG 111/HIS 111
(Honors Credit)
WPCC ASL 111/ASL 181
(Honors Credit)
WPCC BIO 111
(Honors Credit)
WPCC BPR 111/BPR 121
(Regular Credit)
WPCC AGR 111/AGR 121
(Regular Credit)
WPCC ENG 111/HIS 111
(Honors Credit)
WPCC BIO 111
(Honors Credit)
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Interactive Video Conferencing Courses
provided by the North Carolina School of
Science and Math
Please check out the IVC courses at NCSSM!
http://www.ncssm.edu/learn/IVC
Scheduling--NCSSM (IVC)
(First Semester)
Period
IVC (Interactive Video Conference) Courses—provided
by North Carolina School of Science and Math
First Period
NCSSM Honors Aerospace and Engineering
(Honors Credit)
Second Period
NCSSM Honors Forensic Science: Anthropology
(Honors Credit)
Third Period
NCSSM Honors Forensic Science
(Honors Credit)
Fourth Period
NCSSM Honors Genetics & Biotechnology
(Honors Credit)
What is IVC?
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Two-way video and audio communication
between the STEAM Academy IVC
classroom and NCSSM
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Video displays along with high definition
cameras, audio devices, and presentation
equipment provide a successful learning
environment in which students can interact
with the instructor
What is IVC?
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Students participating in IVC have a unique
opportunity because they develop
stronger speaking, listening, and
presentation skills.
Students also have unique opportunities to
connect with global resources as well as
participate in international projects by
communicating over a high-tech medium.
Special Features
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STEAM’s commons area is being designed by
BCPS Interior Design students.
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The school name and school logo will be
selected by students.
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Course offerings will evolve with student
demand.
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Students will maintain their home school status
for sports, band, clubs, and other activities.
Want to Apply?
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Application process
Talk with your parents, counselors, and teachers.
If this is a good choice for you, please go to the STEAM Academy link
on the BCPS homepage, and download the application.
Complete the entire application (3 parts):
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Demographic page
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Contract
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Three Teacher Recommendations
Submit the application to your guidance counselor.
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Contact Information
Your Counselor, Your Principal at your home school
Web site: http://www.burke.k12.nc.us/Pages/STEAMAcademy.aspx
Mrs. Rexanna Lowman, Secondary Education Director; Email:
[email protected]; Phone: 439.4337
Mr. Jonathan Clontz, Principal STEAM Academy; Email:
[email protected]; Phone: 438.1519
Dr. Debbie Kincaid, Assistant Director of Student Information
and Data Management; Email: [email protected];
Phone: 438.2930

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