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  • Welcome to the FMS STEAM Exploratory Department!

    STEAM is an educational approach to learning that  uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

    Our vision is to engage, inspire, empower a community of learners in thinking, collaborating, and innovating through a challenging learning environment and ensuring students are well-equipped to meet the challenges in the 21st century.

    All electives courses in the STEAM pathway will take the benefits of STEM and complete the package by integrating these principles in and through the arts.  Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) education creates an integrated, innovative, learning environment in every classroom. The STEAM approach facilitates a learning experience driven by problem solving, discovery, and exploratory learning.

    STEAM takes STEM to the next level: it allows students to connect their learning in these critical areas together with arts practices, elements, design principles, and standards to provide the whole “pallete” of learning at their disposal through hands-on learning and the use of technology.

    STEAM Classes:  Family and Consumer Science, Art, Exploratory Music, PLTW, Robotics, Media Production and Exploratory Spanish all rotate on the trimester schedule. 

    Chorus, Orchestra, Band and Spanish are year-long classes. 8th grade Art and Media Production are also year-long classes.