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Mission and Vision

Common Vision


Our purpose is to use effective and innovative instructional strategies which support Common Core State Standards and are focused on educating, enriching and empowering the whole child to learn through laboratory activities, case studies, and positive student/teacher interaction. Students will engage in science, technology, and mathematics instruction which is construed through engineering disciplines and embedded in the creative arts. Additionally, at the heart of our mission is a focus on “greenSTEAM” topics where students use their creativity to engage in environment-based problem based learning in order to become environmentally literate.


Shared Mission

The Maxine Smith STEAM Academy will develop students’ creativity, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills, which are all necessary for success in today’s world. With an emphasis on post-secondary readiness, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum will prepare students for college, career and beyond while producing environmentally literate students.