What is STEAM?

STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. A STEAM dedicated magnet school focuses on these subject areas to prepare students for college, career, and life in the 21st Century. Rather than teaching these subjects in isolation, they are integrated into the core curriculum through high impact learning instruction and innovative problem solving in a real world context. STEAM is a pathway in which children obtain the 21st century skills needed to become future leaders and innovators of tomorrow. 

Sanders Memorial Elementary School classrooms are STEAM LATI classrooms. The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics Learner-Active Technology-Infused Classroom is a comprehensive model for moving students from engagement, to empowerment, to efficacy. In the STEAM/LATI classroom, students approach learning through standards-based units of study that begin with a real­-world problem to solve. This motivates them and provides a “felt need” to learn the subject ­area content.

All students who would like to attend this STEAM magnet school must apply through the Pasco Pathways application process. Bus transportation will be provided for magnet students within a designated magnet zone in accordance with district approved procedures. Students will be provided neighborhood stops from within the established transportation boundary, and hub stops will be provided for students living outside the transportation boundary. Hub stops will be located at district school sites. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from the designated hubs, or for transporting students directly to SMES. Bus stops located within the transportation boundary of SMES cannot be used by students living outside the boundary. All students will be eligible for transportation, except for students living within 2 miles of the school, unless based on statute or hazardous walking conditions exist.


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