Livin' the STEM Life
Cedar Park takes learning outside during all seasons so our students can receive authentic learning experiences from: our school pond, our school forest and gardens, tapping maple trees to make our own syrup, having robotics class outside, Geocaching with our GPSs, observing and feeling life science in it's own natural state.
Month of CODE!
The tech-driven world we all live in runs on code. Therefore, all Cedar Park students participate in a month of exploring and learning computer science/coding. Students get 5 lessons in both Tech & Engineering class in December where they learn the basic vocabulary & fundamentals of coding by practicing Computational Thinking problem solving skills & peer collaboration. Then later throughout the school year, each student creates a coding project in Tech class that supports ISD 196 Units of Study curriculum.
STEM Field Studies & Special Guests
Our STEM school is proud to offer unique STEM field studies to all students and also invite real professional STEM experts to come into our school in person or via video conference to share their expertise from their field to enhance our student's learning experience.
School Gardens & Forest
The whole Cedar Park Community is involved with taking care of our many gardens and greenhouse on our school grounds. Each grade level is in charge of planting, tending and harvesting their own gardens with the guidance from classroom teachers and Mrs. Ellickson our science teacher. Staff and community members can sign-up as volunteers over the summer to keep our gardens fresh and lively!