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Since the early part of this century, educators have used the acronym STEM to communicate the significance of four related disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, the term STEAM has gained popularity, honoring the vital role of art and design. Fabiola Gianotti, lead physicist with the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider, affirms the relationships among these fields: “Art is based on very clear, mathematical principles like proportion and harmony. At the same time, physicists need to be inventive, to have ideas, to have some fantasy.”


A new initiative for Warren County Public Schools, 212° Academy takes its name from the temperature at which water boils--212° Fahrenheit. Just as matter changes form when water becomes steam, 212° Academy is a place for high ability 5th and 6th grade students to be transformed as they immerse themselves into an integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum.


Authentic learning opportunities are a hallmark of 212° Academy. Students use real-world technologies, make site visits to see STEAM in action, and work alongside experts in their field. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving and higher level thinking. Creativity and Innovation are more than buzzwords at 212° Academy.

What is STEAM?

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Superintendent’s WELCOME
Welcome 212° students!  I want to take this opportunity to congratulate each of you for your selection to participate in our 212° Academy during the 2014-15 school year.  Led by Mrs. Lorie Richey, Jennifer Sheffield and Andrea Heming are eager and excited to engage each of our students in critical 21st Century learning opportunities.  As superintendent of WCPS, I am committed to challenging our best and brightest students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.  We have selected our best to work with your best and I am confident your child will walk away with knowledge and unique experiences unmatched by any other school in Kentucky.  I look forward to seeing all of our students engaged in these real world learning experiences throughout the year.

~ Rob Clayton, WCPS Superintendent
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