As we strive to guide students toward academic growth, we encourage them to participate in areas that interest them. In doing so, we have developed three different academies that students can feel engaged while learning core standards.
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Why is STEM education important?
STEM is our children’s future.
They live in the age of technology. Many of their best career options will be in
STEM fields; accounting, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical
engineering, information sciences and systems, computer engineering, civil
engineering, and economics and finance.
According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are
growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. Many colleges and universities now offer
degrees in STEM.
The DMS STEM Institute students will be empowered to learn, lead and create holistically through the integration of science, technology, engineering and math. Students offered this opportunity must be in the 6th or 7th grade. The financial obligation for students in this program will be $20. This will cover the cost of the shirt for members of the academy to wear on designated school days, and will be collected in August.
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The purpose of the Performing Arts Academy is to challenge aspiring students to become active members of an elite Academy by incorporating several unique courses. We want to empower students in their artistic abilities, and encourage them to become leaders in the field of Arts. Students will be enrolled in Band 2 or 3 or Chorus 3, Language Arts 2 or 3 Advanced, Theater 1 (drama), 3D Art (set design), or Creative Writing.
Students who are considered for this opportunity must be in the 7th or 8th grade, have a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, have earned a C or higher average grade in the previous year's Language Arts class, score a 3 or higher on the Reading section of the FSA ELA/Reading exam. The financial obligation for students in this program will be $50. The amount will cover the cost of an academy polo shirt to be worn on designated school days and to academy sponsored events. The remaining fee will be used for materials for the program.
The purpose of the Agri-Science Academy is to engage students in Agriculture, Technology and Science. Students in the academy wil have three classes together, Digital Information Technology (a high school credit), Fundamentals of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Systems and Comprehensive Science 3 Advanced. The teachers in these three classes work together closely to integrate the curriculum so that the students are not just learning about on topic, but how it relates to science, technology, leadership skills and agriclture. Students will also become members of the FFA chapter, where they will compete against other area schools in Agriculture Career Development Events.
Students who are considered for this opportunity must be in the 8th grade, have a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, earned a C or higher average grade of C or higher in 7th grade Science, have succussfully completed the previous Agriscience Education Course (Intro to Agriscience or Orientation to Agriscience), score a 3 or higher on the Reading section of the FSA ELA exam. The financial obligation for students in this program will be $50. The amount will cover the State of FFA member fee along with providing a shirt for members of the academy to wear on desginated school days and to academy sponsored events.
"The faculty, staff, and community of Deltona Middle School share the responsibility for guiding our students toward academic growth and emotional development essential for continued learning and lifelong success in a culturally diverse society."