Redlands Adventist Academy provides a balanced learning
environment including STEAM education to prepare its
students for the careers of the future!
STEAM education is an integrated approach to learning
that encourages students to think broadly.
Junior High Students and STEAM
Junior High students increase their digital fluency in a nine-week computer class. The 7th grade class learns basic Microsoft Office skills for Word, Excel, and Publisher. The 8th graders explore videography, photo editing, and digital graphics.
Grade 7 and 8 students bring their own tablet or laptop to school or use one of RAA's Chromebooks available in their classrooms to facilitate completing assignments. Each student learns how to manage their own Google Classroom account, including submitting assignments online.
RAA uses the My Perspectives literacy curriculum from Pearson. Each Junior High student has a workbook to write in and online access to digital resources that correlate with the workbook. Math is taught to 8th grade students with the Glencoe / McGraw Hill online curriculum
In the STEAM Lab, students learn that using technology also means being a responsible digital citizen. This responsibility includes things like practicing good digital manners, knowing how to be safe when using the internet, being aware of laws regarding digital content, and how to keep healthy boundaries while using computers.
STEAM Lab Applied Technology
Seventh-grade students design, build and race CO2-powered rocket cars during one nine-week period of the year. Eighth graders learn how to write block code with Sphero robots. During this nine-week session, they also learn basic CAD skills with TinkerCad.