STEAM at Saint Joe’s Prep
The STEAM class at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School is dedicated to prepare its sophomores by strengthening their academic knowledge and helping them gain skills that are necessary to succeed in their careers. The STEAM class is mandatory for all sophomores and it meets almost every day by dropping only once in the A-H cycle. Currently, there are two sections of STEAM with an average class size of 19 students. The course is designed as a project-based, group work oriented course. Students complete projects from the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM). In addition to project assessments, students are also subjected to other type of assessments which include: classwork, homework and quizzes. The teaching approach adapted is very student-centered with an emphasis on hands-on learning; in addition, strategies like scaffolding, guided practice, independent learning and group learning are constantly incorporated.
STEAM class at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School practices and enforces our vision of developing critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, collaboration, innovation, communication and creativity. Our class doors are open for everybody in the Saint Joe’s Prep community – please feel free to come in during period 4 or period 6 to see the amazing accomplishments of our students!
Goals of STEAM Class
There are four main goals that the STEAM class aims to achieve, and they are as follows:
1. Strengthening prior knowledge in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math.
2. Strengthening critical thinking and problem solving skills.
3. Practicing collaboration, professionalism and presentation skills.
4. Expanding the student’s horizon of knowledge by constantly introducing new concepts; this is done in an effort to make them comfortable with the difficult concepts that they shall be learning, in depth, in their future high school classes.