Ocala STEAM Academy’s staff and students are excited to welcome you to our school! Our community believes in celebrating diversity and uplifting all voices. Here, students get to be author's of their learning. Through Project Based Learning and STEAM education, students at Ocala STEAM Academy go on to high school with the skills for success.
REGISTER FOR OCT. 6th: Family STEAM night at RAFT! Join other ARUSD families in a night of fun and exploration! See additional information HERE!
HPE hosted a hackathon in collaboration with Curated Pathways to Innovation where teams of students were invited to design and build apps to address problems in their communities. The students spent several weeks working on their apps and presentations in the Curated Pathways platform and their community problems considered environmental wellness, social issues and safety concerns. This opportunity allowed students to build their technical skills as well as social as they coded, collaborated, and pitched their ideas in a professional setting.
Students spent the morning “hacking” and finalizing their apps and presentations, ate lunch and then presented to a panel of judges. While they weren’t presenting, they had the opportunity to explore the HPE office while participating in activities like VR adventures, engaging in their Innovation lab, playing games and more. Judges assessed 27 teams and chose 3 winning teams. First place won $500 and laptops, second place won $250 and third won $100. All three winning teams were in 6th grade.Congratulations to all who participated!