West Sedona School was the second school in the state of Arizona to achieve AdvancED, now Cognia, STEM Accreditation as of the 2017-2018 school year. Our teachers focus on integrating STEM lessons and activities into their instructional planning to enhance student learning opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic content areas.
We have a 2,000 square foot MakerSpace for our students to learn in a workshop-like environment with tools such as 3D Printers, a full LegoWall, Robotics, Computer Hardware, Puzzles, and most recently a 49 foot Aluminum Pinewood Derby Race Track! Our young Wildcats are also fortunate to each have their own Chromebook as we are a 1:1 technology district. Each classroom is also fully equipped with interactive smart monitors as well as google classroom capabilities.
West Sedona School professional development for teachers includes partnerships with the Arizona Science Center and Arizona Department of Education. We are also very pleased to add a teacher to our staff that has a Mathematics Endorsement for the 2020-2021 school year. Each year the Wildcats extend an invitation to the community to experience STEM through event nights such as FrankenSTEM and Polar Express.