dekalb academy of technology & environment charter schools, inc.

Academics

A STEAM Accredited Technology and Environmental Focused Academy

Curriculum

The Dekalb Academy of Technology and the Environment (DATE) curriculum is a hands-on, minds-on, problem-solving, inquiry-based, integrated curriculum which will provide students with a foundation for understanding the world and their place in it. The environment, both natural and built, is the context for this curriculum, and technology is the means by which students will come to know, understand, and care for the environment which sustains us all.

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Career Paths

Starting in Grade 3, students begin the Robotics program where they learn :

  • basic mechanics
  • build projects
  • logic blocks
  • EV3 robots
  • Team & Individual Projects

The Pathway program goes from 5th to 8th grade. The Program includes one of the three pathways with a 4 year track.  The pathway courses will  be available on an A/B day rotation.  On the day of the pathway course, students will report to that class for all four 9 weeks of the school year.  On the opposite days, students will still be in a random 9 week rotation of the traditional specials’ courses.

What Is STEAM?

STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education.
We believe :

  • The skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success
  • These fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively
  • STEAM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning
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Steam Bus

Steam Bus

The S.T.E.A.M. Bus comes to your location to provide a “hands on” learning expedition field trip. Students will be able to step into a (mobile lab school bus) world of exploration and discovery, while understanding various concepts of S.T.E.A.M. Our students at the Academy will guide your children into a unique world of technology turbulence and enhance their creative imagination and artistic ability around science.

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