The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is a process of continuous improvement that provides guidance to schools on how best to address the challenge of strengthening their STEM programming. Our goal is to not only infuse science, technology, engineering, and math into all areas of the curriculum at all grade levels but also include religion and the arts. Therefore, we are using STREAM as our framework for continuous curricular improvement in preparing our students for any career path in the 21st century.

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Key Takeaways Detail
STEM Program Excellence First Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Partner in Florida
Curriculum Integration STREAM framework includes science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, and mathematics
Continuous Improvement Focus on strategic planning and best practices in STEM education
Student Outcomes Prepares students for 21st-century career paths with a well-rounded curriculum
Engaging Electives Offers coding, robotics, 3D design and printing, and other STEM-related exploratory courses

Cultivating Future Innovators: The STEM Program at Rosarian Academy

Rosarian Academy has distinguished itself as a leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, being the first school in Florida to become a Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Partner. This prestigious collaboration signifies the school’s commitment to providing a top-tier STEM education, incorporating cutting-edge curriculum and best practices in STEM education.

Excellence in STEM Education

Rosarian Academy’s STEM program stands out with its adoption of the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway. This approach emphasizes a continuous improvement process, ensuring that the STEM curriculum is not only current but also effective in meeting the challenges of modern education.

Integrating STREAM in Curriculum

The school takes an innovative approach by integrating STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) into its curriculum. This holistic framework ensures that students are not only well-versed in technical subjects but also gain a comprehensive educational experience, including religious and artistic perspectives.

STEM in the Middle School Curriculum

In Rosarian Academy’s Middle School, STEM education becomes increasingly specialized and departmentalized. Students delve into in-depth studies in various subjects, including mathematics and science, complemented by exploratory courses in coding, robotics, and more. Utilizing Carnegie Melon University’s “CS Academy” program, middle school students receive customized instruction in the Python programming language that affords them the opportunity to pursue a coding education through a high school level. These opportunities provide a strong foundation for students, preparing them for various high school paths and future careers.

Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Electives and Activities

Rosarian Academy enriches its STEM program with a range of electives and activities. From coding to robotics, these courses are designed to ignite a passion for STEM fields while fostering creativity and problem-solving skills. Competing in the First LEGO League, Rosarian Academy offers extra-curricular opportunities to students in second through eighth grade on its exploratory and competitive robotics teams. The school also organizes educational trips and service projects, enhancing students’ leadership abilities and global competence.

Summer Engagement: Maintaining Momentum

Recognizing the importance of continuous learning, Rosarian Academy incorporates the STEM philosophy into its summer programs. STEM- and math-based summer camps enable elementary through middle school students to continue engaging with STEM concepts. Summer reading and math assignments ensure that all students remain intellectually engaged, preventing the summer slide. 

Conclusion and Next Steps

Rosarian Academy’s STEM program is more than just a collection of courses; it’s a comprehensive journey into the world of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, all underpinned by a strong foundation in religious education. It prepares students not just for academic success, but for life-long learning and adaptation in a rapidly evolving world.

For parents and students interested in exploring this innovative educational approach, consider attending an open house or scheduling a campus tour.