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STEM+

STEM+
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Plus Enrichment

MVCS provides students with an innovative, hands-on, 21st century education from a thoroughly Biblical worldview. Through our integrated STEM+ teaching focus, we go beyond traditional education methods and engage students in a technology-rich environment where real-world applications foster innovation, exploration, and imagination. We incorporate project based learning to bring the classroom to life. Examples of STEM+ opportunities at MVCS are included below and showcased in the photographs. Click on the "STEM+ in ACTION" pdf links at the bottom of the page for more detailed past examples.

SCIENCE:
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), incorporates engineering concepts
  • Mystery Science Curriculum (correlates with the NGSS)
  • Quarterly STEM Projects 
  • Weather Station
  • New Telescope
TECHNOLOGY:
  • Upgraded infrastructure, accommodates 400 users simultaneously
  • Chromebooks in all grades
  • 1:1 Student to Chromebook ratio in 5th-8th grades
  • Smart technology in all classrooms, including specialist classes
  • Go Guardian System, empowers teachers with classroom-specific tools to assist learning 
  • Google Docs/Google Classroom, encourages collaboration between teachers and students
  • Accelerated Reader Program, monitors and encourages reading behavior  
  • IXL Program, provides additional online practice and analysis across subjects
  • Brain Pop Program, offers animated online learning integrated across all subjects
  • Typing Agent Program, teaches typing through fun, engaging online activities
ENGINEERING:
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), incorporates engineering concepts
  • LEGO Engineering We Do 2.0 and Simple Machine Sets (Kindergarten-3rd grades) 
  • LEGO Engineering Mindstorms Kits EV3 Core Sets (4th-6th grades)
  • Coding in 6th-8th grades
  • Junior High Electives (Bridge-building, Rocketry, Robotics)
MATH:
  • New Math Curriculum (My Math K-6th grade), promotes project based learning and manipulatives
  • Math Tracks (Junior High)
PLUS ENRICHMENT:
  • Fine Arts Director
  • Instrumental Band Program
  • Upgraded sound & lighting, TVs in chapel
  • Increased opportunities for enrichment in the arts with musicals, after school dance classes, and talent shows
 
As technology and resources change, so does MVCS!
Here are a few of the upgrades that have been implemented:
STEM Teacher – 2018/19 school year
Upgraded STEM+ Learning Lab, with new equipment and an updated design
Astronomy Club
 
STEM+ in ACTION: