Full Steam Ahead

The Colorado Springs School has been delivering seminars and engaging educational experiences for more than 50 years. Full STEAM Ahead is an intensive two-week program serving public middle school students in partnership with Peak Education. Teachers and mentors deliver a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math curriculum to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders selected by Peak Education.

Program Delivery

  • LOCATION: The Full Steam Ahead program takes place on the campus of The Colorado Springs School.
  • HANDS-ON LEARNING: Students explore how technology has improved the human experience. From dissecting brains to programming robots, students gain immersion in topics and studies not typically afforded to students during a regular school year.
  • TEACHERS & MENTORS: Master teachers and high school mentors deliver the program while also coordinating thematic and relevant field trips.
  • BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: Students gain exposure to outdoor adventures, museums, and college resources in the region through a series of integrated field trips and speakers.
  • ELECTIVES: Students also choose electives to explore new interests and hobbies, like photography, flying machines, cooking, crafts, painting, games, and sports.

The Curriculum

Brain Matters - Through both anatomical and psychological investigations, students gain knowledge about keeping the brain healthy and improving cognitive skills.

Innovation and Discovery - This course moves beyond self-discovery and exploration, allowing students to see how individuals fit into the 21st-century world around them through technology, creative writing, research, and programming.

Design and Deliver - Students focus on creative problem solving, teamwork, and thinking outside of the box with exercises in design thinking, public speaking, and entrepreneurship.

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