STEM and STEAM Programs

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    Press Release 08-14-23


    PBA STEM & STEAM       

    Palm Bay Academy focuses on promoting STEM and STEAM throughout our grade level curriculum, K-8.  STEM and STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.  These important concepts put an emphasis on preparing future generations to be successful in their careers. 

    We excel with STEM and STEAM particularly with our innovative educational Middle School initiatives.  These learning opportunities foster student engagement in hands-on learning experiences that cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity. Through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program, students delve into the fascinating realms of robotics, coding, horticulture, environmental science, and scientific exploration, equipping them with the skills needed for the future. Simultaneously, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) program integrates arts and design into the equation, encouraging students to think outside the box and approach challenges with a multidisciplinary mindset. By combining cutting-edge technology, project-based learning, and a supportive learning environment, Palm Bay Academy Middle School empowers students to unleash their full potential and become tomorrow's leaders in the fields of innovation and discovery.  


    The Palm Bay Academy Middle School robotics program led by amazing faculty is truly extraordinary and its recent upgrade due to a grant is set to take it to new heights. With a strong emphasis on hands-on learning and problem-solving, the program equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of robotics. Through engaging projects, students have the opportunity to design, build, and program robots, fostering their creativity and critical thinking abilities. The grant's impact has undoubtedly enhanced the program by providing access to state-of-the-art equipment, advanced software, and additional resources, enabling students to explore the latest advancements in robotics technology. With this upgraded program, Palm Bay Academy Middle School ensures that students are at the forefront of robotics education, preparing them for exciting future career opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.


    The Palm Bay Middle School horticulture program is undeniably awesome. With a dedicated faculty at the helm, the program has prospered and expanded its educational garden, providing students with a unique and hands-on learning experience. The faculty's commitment to innovation is evident as they plan to construct a food forest and greenhouse in the near future.  By introducing students to the wonders of horticulture and sustainable farming practices, this program cultivates a deep appreciation for the environment, fosters a love for plants, and imparts valuable life skills. Palm Bay Middle School's horticulture program is a shining example of how education can inspire and empower young minds to make a positive impact on their community.

    Environmental Science

    The emerging environmental science program at Palm Bay Middle School is nothing short of extraordinary. Nestled on a sprawling property encompassing 40 acres of diverse ecosystems, including a serene lake, thriving pine forest, and vibrant wetlands, the program offers students unparalleled opportunities for scientific exploration. As they venture into these natural wonders, students will embark on immersive field studies, conducting hands-on research and observation to deepen their understanding of ecological systems and environmental dynamics. This remarkable setting serves as a living laboratory, enabling students to witness firsthand the interconnectedness of flora, fauna, and the delicate balance of our planet. With access to such rich scientific study areas, the program at Palm Bay Middle School promises to ignite a passion for environmental science within students, fostering a deep appreciation for the natural world and empowering them to become advocates for sustainable practices.

    Latin Embedded Education

    The Palm Bay Middle School STEM and STEAM programs go above and beyond by incorporating Latin into their curriculum, enriching students' educational journey. Recognizing the significance of Latin as the foundation language for many world languages, these programs provide students with a unique opportunity to explore the roots of scientific terminology. By delving into Latin-based science vocabulary, students not only enhance their scientific literacy, they also develop a deeper understanding of the interconnection of various disciplines. This integration of Latin into the curriculum not only cultivates linguistic skills but also fosters a broader appreciation for language, history, and culture. Palm Bay Middle School's STEM and STEAM programs equip students with a strong foundation in STEM subjects while fostering a multidimensional understanding of the world, preparing them to excel academically and become global citizens with a profound appreciation for the diverse linguistic tapestry of our planet. 

    The Student’s Future

    The Palm Bay Middle School STEM and STEAM programs are unparalleled in their dedication to preparing students for a successful future. With a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, these programs equip students with the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to thrive in high school, college, and beyond. Through engaging and hands-on projects, students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork abilities that are highly sought after in the 21st-century workforce. The STEM and STEAM programs at Palm Bay Middle School foster creativity, innovation, and a passion for learning, providing students with a strong foundation in STEM disciplines while encouraging artistic expression and interdisciplinary thinking. By challenging students to think outside the box and tackle real-world challenges, these programs empower them to become adaptable, lifelong learners who can contribute meaningfully to a rapidly evolving global society. Palm Bay Middle School's STEM and STEAM programs are paving the way for a future generation of confident, well-rounded individuals ready to make a positive impact in their academic pursuits, careers, and communities.