Learn More About the STEAM Team
A team-based approach to rigorous instruction
Placement on the STEAM Team
Placement is determined based on a variety of factors, including:
- teacher recommendations
- student application, including parent input
- grades and other data
What is the STEAM Team?
A team of dedicated educators who will build a learning environment for students to participate in:
- A rigorous- cross subject curriculum
- Complex critical thinking and problem-solving tasks
- Project- and problem-based learning that reaches a high level of depth
- A college- going culture
The STEAM Team is one branch of Rhodes to Success, an innovative program that drives academic and personal achievement through project- and problem-based learning.
Teachers and students will work together beyond walls and beyond bell schedules to share a learning experience that challenges, engages and encourages students to reach their highest potential.
Included in the STEAM Team is:
- Honors Math
- Honors Science
- Honors English Language Arts
- Honors Social Studies
- AVID- Advancement Via Individual Determination
- Other team-based elective(s)
What makes RtS and the STEAM Team unique?
On the STEAM Team and in RtS, we use a collaborative-team based approach for instruction:
- The team of teachers "wrap around" the student to support their academic, social and emotional needs in a collaborative approach
- We (the teachers) build a schedule for student that relates to their current needs, not the needs of the schedule.
- Teachers and students work collaboratively through rigorous content. Therefore, the impact is the students access rigorous information without it being a lot of unmeaningful work.
- Students work with an advisory teacher, in addition to their coursework. This advisory teacher will help them to meet their needs.
- Social-emotional learning is built into the school day, so students are able to focus not just on their intellectual development, but their social-emotional growth as well.
- Students take a project-based learning approach. In this way, students are able to apply their learning to higher levels of thinking.
- Intervention is built in for students, so no one gets left behind!