It Is Time!

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On January 19th 2016, STEM3 Academy will open its doors to a middle school on the same campus that houses the high school. This expansion of the school to include grades 6 through 8 is in response to the early success of the high school, the intense interest from parents and the community, but also provides… Continue reading

The promise of STEM for those on the spectrum

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If there is one concern more than any other which parents voice, it is: What will my child do after graduation? What college or career is appropriate? What will they be or become? This concern about the future for their son or daughter is not without merit. Even the most favorable statistics show that the… Continue reading

Better to light a candle than curse the darkness

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There are many reasons one might be disheartened by the statistics on job success for individuals with special needs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2014, 17.1% of persons with a disability were employed as opposed to 64.6% for those without a disability. Those with a disability are not only less likely to… Continue reading

Once, twice, thrice exceptional

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Sweet Success!

In just a few short weeks, schools will open for the 2015-2016 academic year, carrying with them the hopes and dreams of their students for their future lives and livelihoods. The choice which school to send your child to is an increasingly difficult one: there are public schools and private ones, there are non-public schools… Continue reading

Social behavior and lifelong success

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An article recently published details the results of a study showing that pro-social behavior among kindergartners is a strong indicator of which children will be successful later in life–E. Jones, Mark Greenberg, and Max Crowley. (2015). Early Social-Emotional Functioning and Public Health: The Relationship Between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness. American Journal of Public… Continue reading

College in the future

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The current revolution in education is facilitated by technology, but the nature, cause and outcome of the disruption is not as apparent as it seems. When we think of technology in education, we think most often of programs to use iPads for instruction, of teaching coding across the curriculum, or of having students do online… Continue reading

Living in a Digital Age

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We live in an age of driverless cars, thought-controlled biomechanical limbs, and robots shifting heavy pallets of goods across warehouse floors. These were all dreams of yesterday, and each was supposed to take decades to be realized, if it could be realized at all. But here they are. Google’s driverless cars routinely glide along the… Continue reading

What is the best college for you?

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The published lists of best colleges in the nation are relatively unchanged from year to year—at the top are the prestigious, expensive, often research-heavy and well-endowed institutions, the ones that many aspire to and that all others are often compared to. But does the best college for you necessarily rank high on the list? Wouldn’t… Continue reading

The path to excellence

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On August 25th 2015, STEM3 Academy will open its doors to students with social and learning differences, grades 9 through 12, in time for the 2015/16 academic year. The first of its kind in the country, STEM3 Academy is unique in providing a rich and varied curriculum designed to develop the natural skills and abilities… Continue reading