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Donate Your Tax Tuition Credit By April 15, 2017

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Charter Schools, Happening Now

Donate Your Tax Tuition Credit By April 15, 2017

Most likely, you owed state taxes this year. Whether you paid them already and are expecting a refund, or will be writing a check this spring, taxes are a part of life. However, YOU can control where a portion of your state taxes go! By taking advantage of Arizona’s Public Schools Tax Credit Program, you can direct up to $200 per individual toward the public school of your choice, like your local Phoenix STEM Charter School! You do not need to have a child enrolled at that school. This donation costs you NOTHING. It is a dollar for dollar credit that will increase your refund or decrease your liability. Tax credits support the eye-opening enrichment programs that provide diverse opportunities for SySTEM Phoenix’s students. Just a glimpse into our enrichment programs, many of which are held afloat by last year’s tax credits: Weekly guest speakers and field trips VEX Robotics Club Mini Med School Maker Club Coding Don’t let these experiences disappear! Give today.  ...

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Great Resources for STEM Lesson Planning

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Charter Schools, Happening Now, STEM Education

Curious what goes into our planning for students?  Here is a wonderful example. We go through a rigorous methodology to make sure our lessons meet the requirements that are explained in the article. Are you an instructor looking to incorporate more STEM integration into your lesson? Here are some criteria that can let you know if your lesson plan measures up. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. For a truly great, integrated and open ended experience for the students all elements work together in a collaborative environment. Thanks to Anne Jolly for a adding to the discussion of thoughtful ways to evaluate  STEM lessons....

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Downtown Phoenix Development | Education and Innovation

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Happening Now

Downtown Phoenix Development | Education and Innovation

Last week announced the kick off of downtown Phoenix Art Detour with a State of Downtown address by Mayor Stanton. In his address, the Mayor spoke of many encouraging changes downtown including education, innovation and the future of business in Downtown Phoenix.  He is known affectionately as the “Downtown Mayor” because he recognizes that the strength of the downtown community from residents to businesses, issues like walk-ability and bike friendliness can have influence throughout the city. At SySTEM Phoenix Charter School we believe this too. We believe the future of our state rests in getting our children ready to meet the demand of the industries like the bio-medical field which is now growing in Arizona. Please read the full article from the Downtown Phoenix Journal here. “As we preserve the buildings of our past, we’re also creating new centers for education, entrepreneurs and commerce. We’re supporting new K-12 schools – good schools – in our urban areas because downtown must be a place for families with children too. At same time, we’re becoming a hotspot for higher learning There were so few students in downtown just a decade ago. By 2020, there will be more than 17-thousand. That’s exciting. Like any big experiment, there have been a few bumps in the road. But with each project, it gets better and better.” Thank you for your commitment to education and innovation Mayor Greg...

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AZ SciTechFest | A festival of Science, Technology, Education and Innovation

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Happening Now, STEM Education

AZ SciTechFest | A festival of Science, Technology, Education and Innovation

Have you visited any of the locations hosting events for AZ Sci Tech Festival? There are art events, performances, demonstrations and many, many workshops across the state of Arizona. As STEM Education becomes more important, festivals like this one become integral parts of our city’s amazing culture. SySTEM Phoenix students will have opportunities to explore science, technology and other creative innovative ways of learning with great events and festivals of learning like this one. The mission of this festival is to help Arizona lead the way in innovation with science based workshops, performances, exhibits and tours. Science, Technology, Education and Innovation Arizona is moving forward and leading the way. This organization partners with businesses, educators, scientists, and other professionals statewide to move their initiative forward and have fun along the way. We encourage you to attend one of the many events that is part of...

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STEM Education from the White House

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Happening Now, STEM Education

STEM Education from the White House

Science, technology, engineering and math, they are the new language. Wondering what is so important about a school like SySTEM Phoenix? We can inspire kids and they can begin to see the world in a way that would give them a chance to pursue things that they never understood before. Who’s going to be an astronomer or an engineer or a doctor, and give them the basic tool, the foundational understanding so they can make those choices for their path in life? But also have a chance to understand the world better so that they can see the world in a more intelligent and more informed way? ~excerpt from David Zaslav The White House shares a video about STEM Education and our future.  Watch the video.  “Energy Secretary Steven Chu and business leaders discuss how, with an understanding of Science and Math, individuals are shaping the world we live in.” SySTEM Ph0enix, a new charter school in Arizona hopes to embody these changes to prepare our children for the...

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