Opens Fall 2019! NEW Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School.
The first of its kind in AZ, this new school features a creative and specialized academic experience in an innovative 21st century learning environment designed to give students the experience, knowledge, and skills they need to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.
Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School
Now under construction at: 5650 W. Moore Rd. Marana, AZ 85658
EXCITING NEWS, UPDATES & EVENTS!
- GRAND OPENING CEREMONY - Tuesday, July 23, 2019
- Enroll Now no matter where you live! For registration and open enrollment information, please call (520) 682-4757.
- View map to see if your residence resides within the Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School boundaries.
- Learn about Preschool enrollment.
- Learn about the LEAP & TED Before/After School Program.
- Take a Virtual Tour of the new Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School!
- Follow the new Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School on Facebook!
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 in 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/TED), full-time Master level school counselor, health services, music, physical education, media room, athletics and more!
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.
The school building design is a celebration of student-driven learning and making. Large, highly visible and collaborative maker spaces line the heart, or the arroyo, of the building, fostering student awareness of the work being done by their peers. All classrooms at each
grade level will have direct access to their exterior outdoor learning area, which allows students to “get their hands dirty” with classroom projects. The site-responsive building acts as a teaching tool, highlighting the natural ecosystems of the site and respecting the natural landscape.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The state-of-the-art two-story building design is a celebration of student-driven learning and making. Large, highly visible and collaborative maker spaces line the heart, or the arroyo, of the building, fostering student awareness of the work being done by their peers. All classrooms at each grade level will have direct access to their exterior outdoor learning area, which allows students to “get their hands dirty” with classroom projects. The site-responsive building acts as a teaching tool, highlighting the natural ecosystems of the site and respecting the natural landscape. The learning environment 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.
K-2 Flex Space
- 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
- Before/After School Program
- Master Level Counselor
- Fine Arts & Music
- On-Site Athletics, and more!