Establishing foundational knowledge and skills through student-centered learning opportunities which enhance the ability to create solutions, think critically, and communicate effectively.
STEAM Tech Academy is JIA's blended online, student-centered learning program. Through an extension of our online curriculum, students are provided face-to-face instruction three days per week to complete math and reading workshop lessons, in addition to STEM-based problem-solving challenges. Parents play a critical role in facilitating learning during flexible off-campus instructional days using the district's online learning platform. Students are empowered to discover and explore interests, imagine and design solutions to real-world challenges, and develop their creativity through art and free play.
- Hands On, Minds On Philosophy
- Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Science (Problem-Based, Discovery Curriculum)
- Project-Based Learning
- Genius Hour/Maker Space Sessions for Discovery
- School-Wide Design Challenges
- Lego League Challenges
- Structured and Free Play Opportunities
- Elective Options with over 50 Community Partners Available
Student Application Process
STEP 1: Apply for Full Time Enrollment
Each applicant must first complete the JIA Application for Full Time Enrollment. Please follow the link to access the Full Time Enrollment Information page to view admission requirements and the application portal.
STEP 2: Submit STEAM Tech Academy Application & Documentation
Complete the program-specific application for enrollment in the STEAM Tech Academy Program.
STEP 3: Student Recommendation
Download and print the STEAM Tech Academy Student Recommendation Form for a non-family member to complete and send to the JIA Offices.