About Suncoast STEAM
The Suncoast STEAM program is a tuition-free public charter school for grades 6-12. Suncoast STEAM’s mission is to create links to educational options for students in the community in order to nurture well-balanced, creative, and reflective leaders for the 21st century. With college prep as a focus, the Suncoast STEAM program provides students with an academically rigorous Common Core Standards-based curriculum that is integrated with science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
Students participate in direct instruction as well as project-based learning activities, such as Robotics, Science Fair, Math Counts, and Junior Model United Nations.
The Suncoast STEAM School-wide Learning Expectations
i – Innovation and creativity (The heart of Suncoast STEAM)
P – Productive and Self-Directed Learners
R – Responsible and Ethical citizens
I – Independent Thinkers and Workers
D – Decision Makers and Problem Solvers
E – Effective Communicators
In keeping with the pursuit of 21st century Skills, Suncoast STEAM learning activities promote the four Cs, which include:
- Collaboration—geography projects, robot building, and debates
- Creativity—art projects, class presentations, essay contests, and robotics design
- Communication—enriched in language practice in real-life settings as well as in production of the robotics website and flyers
- Critical Thinking—developed via Science Fair, Junior Model United Nations, Robotics problem solving, and Youth Town Meeting work.