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2022 Summer STEAM Experience

The Summer STEAM Experience is a free, 12 day engineering and computer science-based program for APS students currently enrolled in 6th through 8th grades during the 2021-2022 school year.

When is the Summer STEAM Experience?

June 13 to June 30, 2022, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

What is the Summer STEAM Experience?

The Summer STEAM Experience is a free, 12 day engineering and computer science-based program for APS students currently enrolled in 6th through 8th grades students during the 2021-2022 school year. 

Students will travel to the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center early in the program to learn about real challenges the Center has that can be addressed through computer science-based engineering solutions. Students will return to their school sites to design a prototype solution from one of three pathways (eTextiles, robotics or 3D printing) while engaged in a camp-like environment. At the end of the program students will return to the Center to share their prototypes with Center staff for feedback and celebration.

Our goal is to provide a rich and engaging program that sparks student interest in pursuing STEM pathways in high school and beyond. We expect students to learn and try new things, get messy, and engage with activities that will inspire and challenge them in new ways!

Where is Summer the STEAM Experience?

The Summer STEAM Experience will take place at these high schools: Manzano HS, Del Norte HS, Valley HS and Rio Grande HS. Students will have the option to select their preferred site during registration. Transportation will be provided from the following locations: 

Hayes Middle School to Manzano HS

Eisenhower Middle School to Del Norte HS

LBJ Middle School to Valley HS

Jimmy Carter MS to Rio Grande HS

 

Registration

Registration will be open from April 11-May 29, 2022 or until each site reaches its capacity.  Registration is limited to 50 students at each site, on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be online only using the links below.  You will have to fill out the google form for each eligible student. Please call the program manager if you have any enrollment questions. (505) 872-6878

Eligibility

  • The Summer STEAM Experience is open to Sixth through Eighth grade Albuquerque Public School students currently enrolled for the 2021-2022 year.

  • Private and Charter school students are not eligible.

2022 Summer STEAM Registration is at capacity, we are no longer taking registration applications

Additional Information

Breakfast and Lunch

  • Meals will be provided daily.
  • Students are welcome to bring their own lunch if they would like.
  • Any questions regarding the breakfast or lunch menu, please contact Food Services at (505) 345-5661

Expectations: Behavior and Academic

Behavior Expectations

The Summer STEAM Experience is a fun, hands-on summer program. It is important that students are engaged and actively participating in the activities.

Summer STEAM Experience students will follow the APS Student Behavior Handbook:

Summer violations of the student handbook may result in disenrollment. We want everyone to enjoy the program and stay safe.

Academic Expectations

The program will feature activities across all content areas with a focus on engineering and computer science. Our goal is to help students see the real-world application of their learning through a design process  that will be fun, engaging, inspiring, and challenging.

Work will not be graded, and students will not earn course credits.

 

Field Experience

All All students will go on two field experiences to the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center during the 12 day program. The first experience will be June 14 for students at Manzano HS & Del Norte HS  and June 15 for students at Valley HS & Rio Grande HS. The second experience is on June 30 for all students.  More information will be provided after your student(s) is/are registered.

Transportation

Transportation will be provided from the APS Middle Schools listed below or by family drop-off at the high school location. The middle school bus stops are:

Hayes Middle School to Manzano HS

Eisenhower Middle School to Del Norte HS

LBJ Middle School to Valley HS

Jimmy Carter MS to Rio Grande HS

Bus Routes/times TBA