• Sierra Verde STEAM Academy students use the Engineering Design Process and work
    collaboratively in an inquiry-based learning environment that encourages finding
    creative solutions to real world problems. Our partnership with families and the
    community provides a supportive environment with high academic standards
    dedicated to maximizing critical thinking, innovation, productive struggle, and
    collaboration to drive learning and problem solving. For the 2019-2020 School year,
    Sierra Verde will be using the theme of “Conservation” to guide our STEAM focus.
    All our stakeholders will be working towards the essential question “How do we
    conserve at Sierra Verde?”

Project Lead The Way

  • PLTW creates an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. 

    The first grade units include:

    *Animal Adaptations

    * Light and Sound

    * Moon, Sun and Stars


  • FOSS (Full Option Science System) is a research-based science curriculum for grades K-8 developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. FOSS has evolved from a philosophy of teaching and learning that has guided the development of successful active-learning science curricula for more than 40 years. The FOSS Program bridges research and practice by providing tools and strategies to engage students and teachers in enduring experiences that lead to deeper understanding of the natural and designed worlds.


    The First Grade FOSS Units are:




    Balance and Motion