Mission & Approach to Learning:
“How do we learn?” “What can we create?” “What does it mean to lead?” These three essential questions form the basis of instruction at the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber. Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber, an inquiry driven school, is an expansion of the original Science Leadership Academy model. SLA @ Beeber is built on the notion that inquiry is the very first step in the process of learning. Originally established with a partnership through The Franklin Institute and its commitment to inquiry based science, SLA @ Beeber provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship.
Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
The structure of the Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber reflects its core values and performance-based learning in all classes. In addition, students in the upper grades have more flexible schedules to allow for opportunities for dual enrollment programs with area universities and career development internships in laboratory and business settings.
At SLA @ Beeber, learning is not just something that happens from 8:30am to 3:00pm, but a continuous process that expands beyond the four walls of the classroom into every facet of our lives.