Late this August, the Wilson STEM Academy will have its grand opening.  The school will feature a beautiful state-of-the-art facility, equipped with the latest technology and spaces conducive to providing innovative learning opportunities, thanks to a multi-million dollar renovation.  The Wilson STEM Academy will have a dynamic staff committed to fully addressing the unique academic, emotional, and social needs of our middle school scholars.


In conjunction with Project Lead The Way and, nationally recognized computer science education organizations, the Wilson STEM Academy curriculum includes computer science courses such as Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, App Creators, and Computer Science for Innovators and Makers.  Computer science principles (problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills) will be integrated into all the other classes taken by your child. Whether your child builds a game for a younger sibling, creates an app that keeps track of a family schedule, or makes a webpage to organize a community event, he or she will learn the ins and outs of the technology that is changing the world, and will ultimately leave the Wilson prepared to enter an advanced computer science pathway program in high school.


Furthermore, beyond a robust computer science curriculum, students will have multiple opportunities to engage in project-based interdisciplinary learning, where they will simultaneously work to master grade level standards in English, social studies, science, and math.  In addition, blended or computer-aided learning will help to ensure that we can personalize learning plans for your child to account for their strengths and needs in reading, writing, and math so that he or she leaves the Wilson fully prepared to access a college preparatory high school program.  


Lastly, to ensure that the needs of the whole child are met, the Wilson will have a comprehensive arts program featuring instrumental music, chorus, visual art, dance, theatre, TV/film production, and digital photography, as well as an after-school sports program.


The Wilson STEM Academy promises to be a safe, welcoming, and nurturing learning community, in part via an advisory program that will include at least one educator who will closely monitor the progress of your child, and include circle-based discussions, career and college exploration, and study skill instruction.  


Learning will also take place outside the walls of the Wilson as your child will engage in community service and experiential learning such as field trips and internships with local organizations.  


Regardless of your child’s prior experience with school, they will leave the Wilson equipped with the mindset, skills, and confidence necessary to fully embrace their high school and college years.


Should you like to learn more about this exciting new magnet option, come out to Renaissance West STEAM Academy on April 12 at 6pm for an Info Session! 



Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions via email at [email protected] r via phone at (980) 343-6070.



Jeff Cook


Wilson STEM Academy