Impact STEAM Academy (ISA) is an enrichment program designed to prepare elementary age students for careers of tomorrow by fostering and perpetuating enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics disciplines.
ISA promotes hands-on interactive learning experiences incorporating the engineering design process (ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve) along with scientific, technological, art, and mathematical discoveries.
The students participate in project/problem-based challenges using science-related monthly themes. The challenges are open-ended and multiple solutions for students to experience and address real-world situations.
This inquiry-learning process motivates students to apply critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity to solve problems.
ISA is a part of Impact Church located in Snellville, Georgia committed to equip children with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for future success.
ACTIVITIES: Graphic design, robotics, coding, computer programming, photography, 3D animation, science experiments, mathematical problem solving, and so much more.
LOCATION: Impact Church, 3594 Centerville Highway, Snellville, GA 30039
Go to Registration & Tuition to start the application process.
Global industries and service providers have embraced the tool of digital technology to further advance their ability to meet the needs of societal issues. Digital platforms are recasting the relationships between customers, workers, and employers in almost everything we do—from buying groceries online to investing in cryptocurrency.
Through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), the students are prepared to better understand challenges and issues that affect them and their communities.
They recognize how science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics play a role in future development and discoveries. In addition, the students develop skills to maintain a growth mindset necessary to succeed in college and in their careers.
STEAM related careers are expected to grow 13% by 2027. In fact, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics expects jobs in STEAM to grow at rates double those of non-STEAM professions. Wages for STEAM occupations are also much higher than for non-STEAM occupations, meaning they provide financial security to individuals from all backgrounds and a pathway to financial independence for students from low-income communities.
Afterschool and summer learning programs are helping to close the career opportunity gap by providing hands-on STEM or STEAM learning. A recent study conducted by Afterschool Georgia found that 73% of the students who participated in a STEM/STEAM classes afterschool wanted to pursue that field as a career. In fact, 97% of the youth in the survey indicated that studying STEAM taught them to set high goals and expectations of themselves.
Impact STEAM Academy is committed to providing our students with specific skills that would expand their learning capabilities. Students will learn computer science, coding, and robotics. They will develop critical foundational and communication skills. Students will learn how to work collaboratively, foster confidence, and gain knowledge of career paths.
Benefits of Attending ISA
Increased Reading Abilities
According to research (Scholastics, 2020), teaching STEAM or STEM positively impact students’ reading abilities because the students have a purpose for reading the material.
Solving problems and following the directions of a project requires reading comprehension skills. Students gain background knowledge which extends their vocabulary and writing skills.
Increased Math Skills & Problem Solving
The Institute of Art Integration and STEAM (2021) discovered how students relate to math by completing STEAM projects.
Students build math vocabulary and gain a visual view of how to solve mathematical problems.
Impact STEAM afterschool program addresses the academic needs of the students by designing lessons that integrate foundational math skills and problem-solving thinking.
The 3 Key Elements to Tackle Challenges
The social and emotional aspect of learning is integrated the entire time the students attend ISA.
Each day brings various aspects of the 3 key elements: leadership (growth mindset), character development, and spiritual (biblical worldview).
Each element prepares students to tackle challenges, accept mistakes and learn from them, serve others, and gain strength through prayer and studying the bible.
Maintaining Good Health
Physical education is also a key element in the learning process. Students have outdoor recreational time to play sports, games, or exercise.
Sometimes, they have indoor fun such as brain gym exercise to improve their memory, concentration, and coordination.
Furthermore, they study nutrition and the importance of maintaining good health.