Opens Fall 2019! NEW K-8 CSTEM School in Dove Mountain.

K-8 CSTEM SCHOOL

  • Now under construction at: 5650 W. Moore Rd. Marana, AZ 85658 

    See our new school’s actual progress/time lapse of activity!

     


    EXCITING NEWS, UPDATES & EVENTS!

     

     


    CREATIVE – INNOVATIVE – SPECIALIZED

    To ensure students have the academic knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, career, and life, this state-of-the-art preK-8 CSTEM School, within the Marana Unified School District, offers a creative and specialized academic experience and an innovative 21st century learning environment.

     

    Students experience rigorous Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (CSTEM) academics and learning tools in every class where they are exposed to practical hands-on lessons, which have direct relevancy to real-world challenges. From mobile devices and zSpace AR/VR Labs to Makerspace and Outdoor Learning Areas, students engage in exploratory, creative, hands-on learning.

     

    Additional programs and services include full day FREE kindergarten, preschool, gifted education, special education, fine arts, before and after school care (LEAP), full-time Master level school counselor, health services, music, physical education, media room, athletics and more!

     

    Students utilizing Chromebooks and Collaborative Furniture State-Of-The-Art Learning Environment

    In Marana schools, students are challenged, relationships are built, and teaching is focused on individual student achievement. The innovative classroom setting provides students and teachers the opportunity to work collaboratively both within their classroom as well as within flexible learning areas. Configurable furniture supports the different needs of students, with a variety of comfortable seating choices designed to support collaborative learning.

     

    Mobile Devices

    Access to individual mobile devices supports a student’s ability to easily and comfortably connect with their teacher, fellow students, and content; thereby providing an unparalleled learning experience. Whether doing research, collaborating with other students or teachers about important ideas or concepts, or looking up curricular content, mobile devices deepen the learning experience through higher levels of engagement and relevancy.

  • Computer Science

    Teamed with Code To The Future, the nation’s leading Computer Science program for Immersion Schools, teachers engage students in computer skill development, using both programming and game design to create a cutting-edge learning environment. Students are exposed to coding, LEGO robotics, and Minecraft computer science integrated with curriculum content in English language arts, math, science, and social studies. This allows teachers to create an engaging, interactive and fun learning environment where students are provided skills for the high growth, high demand jobs of the future.

     

    Students viewing VR Butterfly zSpace AR/VR Labs

    Through the power of zSpace, K-12 school districts, universities and medical schools across the country are incorporating AR/VR/MR experiences into their lesson plans and curriculum. Students engage in standards-based learning through hands-on learning experiences. Hundreds of thousands of students are using the technology across the curriculum, particularly for STEM learning, using it to dissect organs, dive into volcanoes and more, all in an AR/VR/MR environment. Students learn by doing without fear of spilling chemicals, blowing a circuit and with the chance to make mistakes and easily try again, encouraging them to take risks, solve problems, while building confidence and increasing understanding. Learn more by visiting zSpace Webpage 

     

    Student exploring VR heart Makerspace Learning Areas

    Makerspace Learning Areas provide hands-on, creative spaces to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science and engineering. This unique educational area accommodates a wide range of resources, technology, tools, and materials to engage students in specific projects and activities focused on STEM. Students are challenged intellectually and creatively while developing problem-solving and risk-taking skills.

     

    Outdoor Learning Areas

    Outdoor Learning Areas provide students places where learning is at its best because students are engaged in real science work in relevant environments. These outdoor areas allow students to use information they gather to think critically, make informed decisions and take real action within their STEM learning. Students are enthusiastic and curious within a fun, inquiry-based area where learning is aligned with science curriculum.

     

    Media Room

    To ensure students have quick easy access to content-rich non-fiction and high interest fiction materials for check-out, a Media Room is available.

     

    Optimal Environment

    The state-of-the-art two-story building design fosters transparency in teaching and learning, with flexible learning areas that create a variety of options for collaborative learning groups. Furniture supports the different needs of students, with a variety of comfortable chairs, rocking stools, cushion, and bench seats, adding to the optimal environment.

Main Entry

Main Entry

K-2 Classroom

K-2 Classroom

K-2 Flex Space

K-2 Flex Space

Arroyo (South)

Arroyo (South)

Highlights

    • Computer Science Immersion
    • zSpace AR/VR Labs
    • Makerspace Learning Areas
    • Student Mobile Devices
    • State-Of-The-Art Learning Environment
    • Outdoor Learning Areas
    • Media Room
    • Gifted and Special Education
    • FREE Full Day Kindergarten
    • Preschool & Before/After School Care
    • Master Level Counselor
    • Fine Arts & Music
    • On-Site Athletics, and more!