Principal: Christy Boykin
Address: 3501 Fayetteville Street Durham NC 27701
Hours of Operation: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Welcome to a 21st Century Learning School
As a Gifted and Talented/ S.T.E.A.M. Magnet, we challenge students to achieve at high levels and support them as they undertake new learning activities. Our curriculum focus is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), and our students use iPads daily to master the NC Common Core curriculum through discovery-based learning.
Why have a STEAM focus?
What kinds of students would thrive here?
What is a Gifted and Talented Magnet?
We begin with a belief that all children are gifted. In addition, many of our students are academically or intellectually gifted and qualify for differentiated education plans that provide for enrichment beyond the standard curriculum. We have teachers who specialize in meeting the needs of AIG students, and all work is differentiated to encourage individual student achievement. Our students also have access to elective options that further support their academic growth.
What is Project Based Learning?
Project Based Learning is an instructional approach built on real-life learning activities that keep students interested and motivated. They learn how to listen to others and clearly present their own ideas, read a variety of materials, write expressively, and create effective presentations. These skills – critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication are commonly seen as prerequisites for success in the 21st century workplace.
My child is not gifted...is STEAM for him/her?
All students benefit from integrated STEAM education; it teaches independent innovation and allows students to explore subjects in greater depth. The hands-on nature of STEAM instruction increases the likelihood of success among students of all learning styles and abilities.
What does the program require of parents and students?
Parents are expected to:
Students are expected to: