Overview of Renaissance Gifted and STEM Academy
at Canyon Springs School
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus
The Renaissance Gifted and STEM Academy located at Canyon Springs School,
beginning in August 2013, provides highly gifted learners with a unique educational
environment. This program is specifically designed to meet the academic, social, and
emotional needs of like minded first through fifth grade students.
Renaissance gifted teachers are highly qualified, effective and gifted endorsed. The
Renaissance Gifted and STEM Academy uses both state and common core standards
to combine acceleration, enrichment, project-based and problem-based learning
opportunities, social/emotional support, and personal interests in rigorous learning
communities. Students will demonstrate their learning through a variety of mediums,
including the use of technology, robotics, and a capstone project at each grade level.
The Renaissance Gifted and STEM Academy is for students who are identified highly
gifted, have curious minds, and are interested in the STEM academic areas. The
STEM curriculum emphasizes connections in the fields of math and science,
meaningfully integrates technology, and introduces and engages students in the
engineering design process. Our STEM focus will prepare students for further study
in these areas and for futures in these highly sought after career fields.