STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) keeps gaining traction and recognition as a fantastic way to prepare scholars for the future. Knowing the power and possibilities for middle schoolers in grades 6-8, VC Indy introduced “STEAM Fridays” to help our scholars explore. 

What is STEAM Education?

STEAM education equips scholars with essential skills to succeed in our dynamic world. STEAM education integrates science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics disciplines to provide a solid learning experience. It emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and innovation.

Importance of STEAM Education

STEAM education prepares students for future careers in our increasingly digital and interconnected world. It nurtures diverse skills, including analytical thinking, communication and technological proficiency. STEAM programs also promote interdisciplinary learning, allowing students to make connections between different subject areas and apply their knowledge in real-world contexts.

Teachers and staff at VC Indy are committed to providing wraparound education and life skills that prepare scholars for success in various fields as adults. Our mission aligns perfectly with the principles of STEAM, focusing on empowering lifelong learners and critical thinkers in thought, word and action. With our small classes and one-on-one attention from dedicated teachers, we aim to bring out the best in our scholars.

Vanguard students work on a STEAM project

Our STEAM Fridays program is an exciting weekly initiative that immerses scholars in engaging activities centered around STEAM subjects. From robotics to dance, to theater, our program creates a dynamic learning experience. STEAM Fridays go beyond traditional classroom settings, encouraging students to explore their interests, discover their passions, and develop essential skills through fun, practical applications. Students love it so much we’ve noticed a boost in attendance on Fridays!

Our curriculum is engaging. Our teachers are caring. And our scholars are happy to discover new pathways to learning that will help them long after they leave VC Indy. We are a tuition-free public charter school serving grades 6-8 and we keep our scholars’ best interests at heart. Interested in learning more? Contact us today! We’re enrolling for 2023-24.

About Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis

Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis (Vanguard) is a close-knit middle school with a big impact. Serving grades 6-8, we are a public charter offering innovative learning and wraparound social services. Our goal is to prepare our scholars for success in high school and beyond. At Vanguard, we believe in “opening doors” for our scholars through engaging academics, a safe environment, leadership development, and a strong sense of community. Enroll your scholar today!