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The STEAM Academy @ Burke


El Rancho Unified School District

Los Angeles County

Lorin Yannarella, Principal

Enrollment: 544. Grade Levels: 6-8.

School Characteristics and Replicable Practices

  • 7-period schedule means SWD and emerging-bilingual students get an elective

  • STEAM approach addresses the whole child with 27 elective choices

  • Teacher collaboration/project-based learning to engage students, connect subjects

  • Meaningful integration of technology from TinkerCad to GarageBand

  • Counselors, PBIS and mental health supports ensure a positive environment

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