UPDATE (6/22): Due to COVID-19, programs have been suspended until further notice. As we begin to re-open in accordance with King County’s phase re-opening, we will gradually resume programs. This will be updated as start dates, program details and health guidelines become established. We expect to resume some academy programs in a limited capacity in July.
In 2018, STEM was added to the Starfire Academy in order to further enhance our community support, and build on our vision of creating a thriving community that ensures equitable opportunities and access for all! Learn more about why STEM was chosen as the first step in extending our reach beyond soccer.
The goal of the Starfire STEM Academy is to provide equitable opportunities and access to STEM learning that inspire and empower participants to develop STEM-enabled knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to thrive in a rapidly changing STEM society. This inclusive program fosters a sense of belonging and enables all youth to meaningfully participate and feel valued for who they are.
What to Expect
Each session provides participants opportunities to gain the skills needed to productively engage in different STEM processes of investigation, such as scientific inquiry, engineering design, critical thinking, problem-solving, and project-based learning. These investigations address real-world experiences and problems that are situated in the local Seattle community. Participants will be exposed to a variety of topics in physical science, life science, computer science, and engineering as they tackle investigations about climate change, renewable energy, environmental issues, robotics, and gaming.
During each activity our STEM instructors work as co-investigators and learners alongside participants. This allows for the staff to foster, guide, and build on each participant’s interest and curiosity about the world to ensure a positive STEM experience. No prior STEM experience needed!
Class Schedule – Summer 2020 – TBD
PreK-1st Grade (50-minute classes), fees TBD based on summer details. Future available classes:
Mondays beginning TBD from 4:30-5:20pm
Fridays beginning TBD from 4:30-5:20pm
Save $35 when you also sign up for a Starfire Academy soccer program. Use code 35STEMSOCCER during checkout.
1st-6th Grade (90-minute classes), fees TBD based on summer details. Available classes:
Mondays beginning TBD from 5:30-7:00pm
Thursdays beginning TBD from 5:30-7:00pm
Fridays beginning TBD from 5:30-7:00pm
Save $50 when you also sign up for a Starfire Academy soccer program. Use code 50STEMSOCCER during checkout.
Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable. You may be eligible for financial assistance. Learn more.