Welcome! All of us at Speer Academy are excited you are here. We want to begin by thanking you for trusting us with your child’s education. We hold high expectations for academics, behavior, and our students’ future. Our commitment to you is your child’s success. As a Noble parent, you are part of that equation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We hope to hear from you soon!
ITW David Speer Academy is Noble's first STEM campus. There have been many questions regarding what is a STEM education, what will students do for their senior internship, and what the daily expectations will be for students. Those questions are addressed below.
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What is a STEM education?
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. According to the Economics and Statistics Administration(ESA) STEM occupations are expected to grow by 17 percent by the year 2018.
What separates STEM from the traditional science and math education is the blended learning environment and showing students how science can be applied to everyday life. It teaches students critical thinking skills and focuses on the real world applications of problem solving.
What will students experience in their Senior Internship?
The senior internship is the opportunity for students to gain real world experience by interning in a professional work place in a STEM career of their choosing. The primary purpose of the Internship is to provide students with an opportunity to learn through experience in an environment where they can make valuable connections between learning in the classroom and learning beyond the school.
This experience is designed to assist students in developing an awareness of the skills and attitudes required to function as productive, contributing members of the community. It enables students to be involved in real life problem solving, in which they are regarded as valuable and unique individuals whose ideas, opinions and suggestions are respected and considered seriously.
What are the daily expectations of our students?
Students, staff members, and parents will be reminded often of the “big three” expectations of our students.
We have seen at Noble how following these simple guidelines will keep students on track every single day.
Thank you for your continued support both of your children and our work to best prepare them for future success.
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