The overarching goal of the STEM Academy is to produce an educational experience which increases the level of engagement of our students in the context of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The next generation of national science standards emphasizes the need to better define the nature of science, use inquiry as a method of instruction, and incorporate engineering design into the program along with fundamental science inquiry. The Fond du Lac STEM Academy is designed to base its instructional program on these principles with the intent of increasing the science literacy of our students and to promote science and engineering as viable and rewarding career options.
The Fond du Lac STEM Institute seeks to develop innovative, passionate learners by providing a rigorous and challenging project-based curriculum grounded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our goal is to encourage ingenuity and creativity using real-world, hands-on experiences. All students will develop strong team skills including collaboration, critical thinking, and flexibility, along with individual skills of self-reflection, persistence, pride, and resiliency. These skill sets will create future, highly-adept citizens, equipped with the 21st-century tools necessary for local, national, and global marketplaces.