The Knights STEM Academy was launched in the fall of 2016! This innovative and student-centered learning experience offers our students a partnership between curriculum standards and real-life, hands on projects that will help prepare them for college or career.
The Knights STEM Academy’s project-based learning approach provides real-world experiences built on the crucial link between academic achievement and future success. Content and projects focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Facts about the Knights STEM Academy at Kenowa Hills
The Knights STEM academy is designed for real-world problems and deep thinking. STEM curriculum focuses on projects that help build mastery of a core content standards through hands on learning experiences.
As an example, the partnership between construction projects and geometry helps students to learn, master and retain important geometry standards, while being engaged in a real-life experience. In the same way, the content of earth science and physics can be learned in an engaging way by using projects dealing with renewable energies and unmanned aerial vehicle technologies.
Preparing Students for Ongoing Success
As we continue to innovate our educational process, KHPS works closely with officials in the higher education setting, industry professionals, and employers in order to better prepare students for life after graduation. Consistently we hear that colleges, universities, and employers want students who possess the “soft skills” needed for success. These include leadership, teamwork, problem solving skills, creativity, technical skills, flexibility/adaptability, and organizational and project management ability. The Knights STEM Academy is also focused on developing these important skills and more.