[acchead id="area" tab_id="area0" class="active"]MISSION STATEMENT OF SST[/acchead]
[accbody tab_id="area0" in="in"]The mission of the School of Science and Technology is to create a safe and healthy learning environment that nurtures, motivates, and enables our middle and high school youth to develop into mindful and responsible people who contribute to their community and to the diverse society in which we all live. Our program is characterized by the cooperative presence and unified support of caring families, businesses, as well as educational and civic groups, with whom our students will interact. Our instruction guides students through the development of creative and critical thinking and learning skills and enables them to apply these skills through cooperative and interactive instruction in the core curricular areas.[/accbody]
[acchead id="area" tab_id="area1" class=""]Why is the charter school model selected?[/acchead]
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To prepare students for academic success
To enable students to have a broad spectrum of options
To create productive students and responsible citizens
To equip students with contemporary skills
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[acchead id="area" tab_id="area3" class=""]VISION OF THE SCHOOL OF SST[/acchead]
[accbody tab_id="area3" in=""]The primary focus of SST shall be on core knowledge and essential skills so children may achieve the content mastery upon which further learning shall be built on. The school's strong academic program shall reduce achievement gaps by eliminating an important cause which is the lack of the mastery of basic knowledge and skills required for the further academic achievement. SST shall make sure different teaching methods are employed to ensure mastery of appropriate skills, ideas, and knowledge for all students regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic background.
High Standards and Quality Education
We educators at School of Science and Technology continually strive towards maintaining the high academic standards that will powerfully propel us into the 21st century. Because of our supportive parents, the faculty and staff have guided our students beyond all community and state-mandated expectations. The faculty, Staff, and Administrators at SST are caring, competent, dedicated and willing to assist you. We are working very hard to provide the best possible learning climate to our students.
The faculty and staff at School of Science and Technology diligently work to mold responsive, productive, and civic-minded individuals. The 1:14 faculty-student ratio ensures a “hands-on approach” with attention placed on the details. Because there are no more than 25 students per class, each class has an opportunity to become a prolific community. The SST faculty and staff have the profound privilege of inspiring our students to follow their dreams while making the world a better place for themselves and others.
Discipline with Character
The character education program not only instills in our students' values such as accountability, compassion, integrity, tolerance, and leadership but also reaffirms our strength as a drug-free, gang-free, peer pressure-free, bully-free, truancy-free, fight-free and crime-free campus.
Parents & Community Involvement
By visiting students and their families at home, our teachers help build strong communication and a caring classroom. Teachers inform parents about student progress, programs and planning; parents provide priceless feedback and input, and students improve both academically and socially.
Access online from home or work to check your child's grades, homework, conduct, attendance, and notes from teachers. Monitor your child's progress on daily basis.
Communication and Safety
The school communicates with parents via e-mail, telephone, the Wednesday Envelope, and its comprehensive website. By communicating quickly, the Administration at SST sees to the progress, high attendance and safety of students.
Music and Drama
Students enjoy playing the English flute and piano keyboards and activities such as talent shows, school dances, and performances at school.
Field Trips and Fun Activities
We do have a lot of field trips to help students learn from real-life experiences and broaden their horizon such us trips to local museums, NASA, Moody Gardens at Galveston, Houston, and Austin. In addition, we strongly encourage our teachers to organize fun activities such as camping, bowling, laser tag, picnics, birthday parties, homeroom breakfasts, and barbecue parties for the purpose of forming a bond between students, parents, and the school.
Advanced Academic Services
SST assures an array of learning opportunities that are commensurate with abilities of gifted/talented students: The school-wide enrichment model (SEM), special summer and Saturday programs, mentoring, ability grouping, independent study and research projects, and enhancement programs for creativity and thinking skills.