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    Trimester 1 • August 26 to November 21 • 2015
    Trimester 2 • November 23 to March 11 • 2016
    Trimester 3 • March 14 to June 10 • 2016

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Welcome to El Crystal:

EL Crystal
a Fully Integrated STEM Magnet School

As we begin our third year as a fully-integrated STEM Magnet School, our students continue to learn through integrated problem-based and hands-on activities that challenge them in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. By participating in a rigorous and demanding curriculum, our goal is to develop students that demonstrate exceptional Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity skills.
August 27, 2015

WHY STEM?

• increases student engagement
• creates a child-centered learning environment
• promotes problem-solving and exploration
• teaches students to work in collaborative teams
• allows students to use technology for their learning and problem-solving needs
• builds confident, responsible citizens
• develops digital literacy skills and responsibility

 

STEM RESOURCES

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

http://goo.gl/pMqXKY


WHAT IS A MAGNET SCHOOL?

The California Department of Education's definition of a magnet school:
"A magnet program is a program in a public school that usually focuses on a special area of study, such as science, the performing arts, or career education. A magnet school is an entire school with a special focus. These programs and schools are designed to attract students from across a district. Students may choose to attend a magnet school instead of their local school."
Source: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/eo/mt

 

 

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