Dear Gus Franklin STEM Academy Parents, Guardians, Students and Community,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. I am so excited about the coming school year. Can you believe it? This is our fifth year since we opened in August of 2014; I still remember seeing many of you waiting in your cars overnight just to register. A few of you were kind enough to bring food and water to others waiting in line. I knew immediately that this was the start of the Gus Franklin Family.
As a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school our goal is to give students the ability to solve real world problems. When students leave GFS we want them to have the necessary skills to think critically by using the 6 Cs which are communication, critical thinking, character, collaboration creativity and citizenship. Additionally, students will be able to problem solve with the 5 E strategy (explain, explore, engage, evaluate and elaborate).
Our STEM curriculum is Project Lead the Way (PLTW) which is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Each grade level from Kindergarten to fifth grade experiences four modules of learning. It is our goal to give students access to STEM education that will allow all children to enhance their knowledge of 21st century life skills.
I want to personally thank you our community for making GFS one of the top performing schools in the Adelanto School District. Each year we grow in our own knowledge. We are honored to have you and your family as part of our learning community. Please remember that you are welcome to email me or contact the school at your convenience.
Mina J. Blazy