It was announced in July 2012 that a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) school would open within the Little Elm School District. At that time, enrollment was tentatively set for 2015 but construction and preparation hastened and the school will open next month!
With the growing dependency on technology in today’s society and lack of science and math proficiency among America’s students, a committee decided to find a way to better prepare area students for the future job market. After extensive research by Little Elm ISD staff and parents, the Little Elm ISD Board of School Trustees approved plans to build the district’s first K – 8 Academy.
Within the STEM learning program, teachers will work together to correlate their projects. For example students may explore a robotics, mechanical engineering or web mastering project while studying the history of their topic and may be asked to write about it. This way they are working on one large project within their interests while simultaneously gaining reading, research and writing skills. The school also plans to partner with local industry leaders that feature technology and medical research to provide real-world experience to its students.
The new 80,000 square foot Prestwick STEM Academy is located on a 31-acre lot in The Tribute, a world class resort-style community. Unlike the typical lottery system used to decide which students can attend this type of school, all kindergarten through eighth grade students living in the school zone will be eligible to attend the STEM Academy. This means all students who live in Grand Homes in The Tribute will be allowed to attend!
We currently have three Grand Homes that are ready for move in at The Tribute. Move in now and your children will be ready to start the school year at Prestwick STEM Academy! Plus, you can also take advantage of our Summer Sales Event!
Homes here are priced from the $320s – $500s and come with all the fabulous amenities The Tribute has to offer including two amenity center, a splash park, tot pool, resort-style pool, six miles of hike and bike trails, playgrounds and golf courses. Plus, Lake Lewisville is just steps away from your front door!
Visit grandhomes.com or call our sales office at 214-469-1876 to set up an appointment today!