Skip Navigation

Nathan Robinson,

STEAM Program Specialist



Dr. Leone Clark,

Director of Advanced Academics 



Barber Middle School
Dunbar Middle School
Lobit Middle School
Dickinson Junior High
Kranz Junior High
McAdams Junior High
Apply Now
STEAM Booster Club Join Form
STEAM Volunteer Button

Why choose STEAM?

The DISD Advanced STEAM Program is designed to meet the needs of advanced students and students ready for advanced curriculum. 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.

STEAM Academy Goals

Students in the STEAM Academy will:

  • Learn with their peers, in a school-within-a-school model.
  • Know how to gather information independently.
  • Gain a connection between school and career.
  • Conduct research and present findings.
  • Use Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design Processes to guide their approach to problem solving.
  • Apply mathematical language and skills in authentic situations and tasks.
  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Self-assess and reflect on learning.
  • Participate in a variety of projects and competitions.
  • Develop a set of learning habits that will foster life-long learning.
Handbook Button
0:00 / 0:00

STEAM Expo Save the Date

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. 

Middle School Parent Meeting


(24-25 Info Coming Soon)

Junior High Parent Information


(24-25 Info Coming Soon)

Copyright © 2021 - Dickinson Independent School District

powered by ezTaskTitanium TM