STEM Education is an important part of what we do at NCA. Students have multiple opportunities to engage in science, technology, engineering and math throughout the middle school experience. These opportunities exist within the assigned curriculum and then additionally in the elective opportunities students can choose such as Medical Detectives, Computer Coding, and Physics.
Our STEM program offers students Engineering classes for K-5th grade weekly, hands on Science classes, Technology training and classroom Technology tools along with a strong Math program with early advancement opportunities. To learn more about our programs and the opportunities click on the read more in each category above.
The Middle School Pavilion houses a High School level state-of-the art Science Lab in which students will explore God’s creation of the universe, life, technology, and the interaction of natural systems. Using the scientific method and hands-on experiments, students will deepen their understanding and application of science.
With an ever changing world driven by continual technological advancements, equipping our students with a firm foundation in technology education is essential. We have 2 computer labs, Chromebooks for each middle school classroom, and Promethean interactive whiteboards to enhance instruction in every classroom.
Mathematics is a universal language on which everything else is built. At NCA, students begin learning problem solving and algebraic thinking in addition to basic math skills in the early grades. In middle school, students have the opportunity to advance in math propelling them toward more advanced high school math opportunities.
“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world…”