Younger students and students with no programming knowledge will use software that guides them through age-appropriate introductions to programming. Older students and students with programming knowledge will participate in instructor taught programming to develop simple software. Curriculum will feature introductions on topics from video game development to robotic design.
Fun and challenging workouts will provide the physical activity needed to keep our students stimulated and healthy throughout their time in our academy. Fitness classes combine workouts to increase strength, coordination, and confidence with games to encourage teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship.
ART & DESIGN
Art + Design classes are taught by art professionals and are designed to increase student creativity and draw connections from the other STEM disciplines. Students will work on an art + design project throughout the week, finishing with a piece of unique art that they can take home.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our curriculum is appropriate for ages 8 through 14 and is catered to each child’s individual needs.
We provide supervision for student drop-off starting at 7:45 am. Student pick up begins at 4:30 pm and ends at 5:30 pm. There is a $25 late fee that is charged automatically each time you’re late to pick up your child (after 5:30pm). This charge comes from Santa Fe for renting out the facilities past the allotted time.
We do not provide any refunds, but we will work to reschedule your child for a different week that may better fit your schedule. We offer a 10% sibling discount and a 10% discount off each additional week you register for.
Yes, we conduct level 2 state and federal background checks.
We will survey all participants prior to the start of each week and place students in the programming class that’s appropriate for them.
No. Each student must bring their own lunch, snacks, beverages, etc.
STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Design, and Mathematics. STEAM was born with the addition to Art + Design to the already existing STEM acronym.
Our Academy provides high value in-demand instruction to our students. Our goal is to prepare our students for the demands of higher education and future employment. We recruit instructors from Gainesville Dev Academy, Youth Combine, and local artists to come in and work with our students to provide a true academy style education. Our academy was not designed to simply entertain your child while school is out of session, our academy is designed to enrich your child with science, technology, engineering, art + design, mathematics, and fitness education.
Our academy will provide laptops on site for all our students.