The STEAM curriculum adds the Arts to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). In addition to focusing on the arts, we use a hands-on, project-based curriculum that encourages students to apply the STEM concepts they learn to real-life situations.
Cirrus Academy students will begin learning STEM curriculum as early as kindergarten. At the end of 5th grade, each student selects a major in creative arts, performing arts, science, writing, or language. In grades 9-12, students continue to take STEM courses along with arts courses and classes required for graduation.
Cirrus Academy uses STEM curriculum by Pitsco Education. The curriculum is designed to help every student learn, grow, and succeed in the classroom and in life. Pitsco curriculum helps students excel through STEM lessons, modules, and activities that are robust and engaging. The age-appropriate, student-centered K-12 learning solutions in STEM are composed of standards-based, relevant, and hands-on activities delivered via a student-focused learning process. Pitsco is an industry leader in STEM curriculum and continually creates innovative, standards-based curriculum. Learn more about our STEM curriculum.
STEM + Arts
The arts play an integral role in children’s cognitive development, which is why we believe artistic disciplines are a crucial addition to STEM education. Through the arts, students nurture their creative abilities and discover talents they might wish to pursue after graduation. Art also gives students the opportunity to apply concepts they learn in STEM classes and to further their understanding of certain subjects. Learn more about our fine arts curriculum.
Our Learning Environment
We encourage students to work together and take an active role in their education. Through experiments, modules, and more, we encourage self-directed learning in addition to traditional, lecture-based learning.
At Cirrus Academy, learning and achieving are cool! We foster a safe learning environment where students are free to grow, ask questions, and be themselves.