CHISD STEAM Academies
Sixth-Eighth Grade Academies
Bessie Coleman Environmental Science & Engineering Academy
Instruction includes hands-on activities, and combines physical, biological and computer science into their core classes. Through field experiences, competitions, and real-world problem solving, students learn about science and engineering careers, and boost their creative, communication, and leadership abilities.
Students learn about what it takes to become a scientist or engineer, and the benefits of each career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for individuals in these industries begins at $82,000 per year.
W.S. Permenter Entrepreneurship & Design Academy
This academy offers an interactive learning environment for middle school students who are self-driven, creative and have an ambitious spirit. Core classes include real-world problems that highlight the ups and downs of business ownership. Scholars make prototype businesses and learn to work as a team. Additionally, students learn web and graphic design and how to work with clients. They advance their collaboration, presentation and leadership abilities through field experience and competitions.
Future entrepreneurs and designers benefit from working with those who already own a business or are in the design industry. Students discover opportunities and learn about the academic requirements and lifestyle options each career provides. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for individuals in these industries begins at $75,000 per year.