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Why choose STEAM?
The DISD Advanced STEAM Program is designed to meet the needs of identified gifted students. Offering advanced academics and acceleration in mathematics and science for 5th - 8th graders. The STEAM Academy students must have strong math/science and language arts skills. Differentiated, interdisciplinary instruction in language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics are offered by highly trained teachers and staff in a learning community that focuses on the nature and needs of all learners.
In STEAM, students have the opportunity to interact with their intellectual peers and participate in fine arts, athletics and other student activities. Our program focuses on student strengths and the nature and needs of our identified student population, as well as students that are ready to challenge their learning. STEAM student are provided the environment necessary to practice problem solving, discovery, creativity, exploratory learning, teamwork, leadership skills, and communication skills. The unique instructional design of STEAM is intended to address the academic, social and emotional needs of all identified students in Dickinson ISD. STEAM also helps students to understand themselves and assists them in the development of social relationships.
Students in the STEAM Academy will:
STEAM Program Academic Pathways
DISD STEAM Students are placed in one of two pathways at the start of their 6th grade year. On Level and Honors. Students are placed based on academic performance including: grades, MAP Scores, STAAR Scores, Interim/CBA scores, and attendance.
Academic performance and attendance is paramount when considering students for Honors placement. The demands of an honors course can prove difficult for some students due to the nature of the advanced materials.
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