Jamie Brock Principal (559) 871-5490 jabrock@stcsca.org

Our Philosophy

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Many careers involve work in these specific fields, and students today are facing a competitive job market where problem solvers have the upper hand.

At Sherman Thomas STEM Academy, we integrate a problem solving mindset in all areas of study. An inquiry approach to learning puts students in control of their own critical thinking development. Collaboration with peers encourages communication and project management skills. Learning habits of professionalism enhances the presentation of student work. All of these are talents highly sought after in today’s work force.

Sherman Thomas STEM Academy sets students up for success throughout and beyond high school. We recognize that technological advances are driving our community, touching all of our lives at home and in the workplace. Students entering high school today learn far beyond “the basics” and find that literacy is not limited to ABC’s and 123’s. Becoming “literate” in today’s world means not only reading about it, but connecting what you read to other subjects and circumstances.

Building upon a strong foundation in language and math proficiencies, students at Sherman Thomas STEM Academy will strive for:

  • Scientific Literacy: Knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required in 21st century society
  • Technological Literacy: Knowledge of what technology is, how it works, purposes it serves, and ways it can be used
  • Informational Literacy: Ability to evaluate information across a range of media, and to locate and use it effectively

To read more about our model of instruction, click here for an excerpt from Element One of our charter.

The function of education is to teach one to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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