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Welcome to Ms. Teresa Ewing's Middle School Technology and Advanced Programming Classes

Engineering is my passion - and I can't wait to share it with you!

STEM EDUCATION - with a capital "E"

At Flagstaff Academy, we offer students an opportunity to enhance their core classes with rigorous project based engineering and advanced programming courses where academic concepts are coupled with real-world problems in an engaging, hand-on format.

WHY ENGINEERING EDUCATION MATTERS

The prosperity of our nation in the past century has rested on the ability of our workforce to adapt and innovate.  Our manufacturing and production lines were the envy of the world - automated, modern, efficient, productive.  But the rest of the world has caught up, and many of those manufacturing jobs have headed overseas.  The success of our students now lies in their ability to navigate this new world, to innovate, their ability to not only acquire knowledge but apply it.  Our students must be equipped with the skills to solve complex problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of data.
 

If America is to maintain our high standard of living, we must continue to innovate. We are competing with nations many times our size. We don't have a single brain to waste. Math and science are the engines of innovation. With these engines we can lead the world. We must demystify math and science so that all students feel the joy that follows understanding.” – Dr. Michael Brown, Nobel Prize Laureate

GATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY

Flagstaff is proud to offer Project-Lead The Way engineering exploration courses to our middle school students. One of the following courses is offered each semester:
  • Design & Modeling
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Magic of Electrons
  • Green Architecture
  • Energy & the Environment
  • Flight & Space
 

ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

At Flagstaff, students have a unique opportunity to take three full years of computer programming. Our advanced programming students are transitioning from beginning visual programming environments designed for children into text-based languages used in professional industry, such as Java and Python.