STEAM Explore Classes in our district are interdisciplinary, incorporating real-world lessons focusing on the world of global diversity. Rigorous, core curriculum is applied through STEAM-focused projects/activities. The “Engineering is Elementary” Curriculum is the primary resource, but many engineering challenges are presented to students in a hands-on, maker approach.
STEM education refers to the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEAM education incorporates the “A” for the arts – recognizing that to be successful in technical fields, individuals must also be creative and use critical thinking skills which are best developed through exposure to the arts.
Advanced Placement (AP)
We offer more Advanced Placement, Honors, and Gifted & Talented classes than any other district in Bay County; these classes are for students who learned at an accelerated rate, or who desire an academic challenge. Beginning in elementary school, students are able to test into the GT Program. We have a Magnet GT Program at Kolb and GT classes in five other elementary buildings. In middle school, we offer GT classes for 6th and 7th graders and Honors classes in all cores for 8th graders. When students reach high school, they’re able to take Honors English, science, and social studies classes. We also offer AP classes in English, science, social studies, math, and technology.