The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School on the Aurora University campus serves students in third through eighth grades in the Indian Prairie, East Aurora, and West Aurora school districts. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
Teachers for the STEM Partnership School are drawn from the three districts and complete STEM graduate coursework or professional development in the school. They will return to their home districts to serve as teacher leaders.
The curriculum for students has been developed through a collaboration between area educators and local corporations, covering the STEM fields as well as art, music and more. The building itself serves as a teaching tool, with a green roof, solar panels, a wind turbine, and other elements.
Instructional expenses will be covered by district per-capita budgets, and AU will fund ongoing operational costs.
For more information on the STEM Partnership School, visit http://stem.aurora.edu.