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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 Adaptive Elementary Math and Reading Curriculum. Personalized learning for YOU!
The curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Designed to meet the needs of 21st-century students, our general education curriculum incorporates rich multimedia, dynamic learning activities, direct instructional videos, virtual labs, and multiple embedded instructional supports in the instructional content.
Elementary STEM School
Elementary students use our state-of-the-art Adaptive Math and Reading curriculum which assigns student lessons based on your student’s individual learning needs.  The online placement test will help determine if your student needs additional support or is ready for more challenging lessons.  Lessons at the “just right” level are automatically assigned and your student is supported by certified teachers.  The interactive core curriculum features an array of animated videos, readings, and assessments. Along with our general core, students participate in electives, world languages, and specialized STEM activities.
Teacher support and live help
Our teachers and tutors hold live office hours for student support Monday – Thursday. Students can also message teachers directly within the online curriculum on the exact page that they need help with!  Teachers respond to messages on the same school day!  Our team also helps to guide student academic development by providing ‘checks for understanding’ throughout the school year; the checks are mini-assessments which the student complete via web conference or phone with our teachers and tutors.
Workload
Wondering about the workload for online school? Students typically work on the general education core and enrichment courses for about 3 hours daily for 5 days per week. Flexible scheduling allows the student to progress through the courses at their own individual pace.  General education courses include Math, Science, Reading Language Arts, and History/Social Studies.
Electives
Students benefit from a wide range of electives to choose from—they are sure to find specialty electives to help develop their STEM passions! Our electives are an eclectic mix of general elective courses, world language enrichment courses, and specialized STEM learning opportunities.
In addition to electives, students can participate in a wide range of clubs.  Blog and fine tune graphic design and animation skills with our digital media production club. Gain leadership experience as a member of the student council. Showcase your intellectual skills in our Honor Society. Compete in our various STEM competitions–globally and locally!
Our goal is to help prepare every Dolphin STEM Academy student to achieve their dreams and live their passion! Join our Elementary program!

Meet Polly

Certified Elementary Teacher

Hello!  My name is Polly.  I hold a Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.   Teaching and traveling are my passions!  I am experienced in teaching all subjects to a variety of grade levels.  I have 7 years of teaching experience.  I spent 5 years teaching first grade, then I moved internationally to teach at a Vietnamese school.  I came back to the United States in 2019 and have now been teaching students online for 2 years.
Assessments and Enrichment
At Dolphin STEM Academy, we are committed to student growth and development. To ensure student progress, we universally screen all students at the beginning of the academic year and continue assessing throughout the year using a suite of assessments, our online general education curriculum assessments, and student ‘checks for understanding.’  The assessments pinpoint the strength and challenges of each student and identifies what is needed for individual continued growth.
Our ongoing student ‘checks for understanding’ give students an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of subject knowledge during an online web conference with a teacher/tutor.  The checks help to ensure that students have gained sufficient content knowledge to be successful in the course.  The data from our various assessments helps us to provide enrichment to help struggling learners and to challenge advanced learners.

Our STEM Approach

Tired of Robotics and Coding classes as a STEM program?  At Dolphin STEM Academy, we take STEM seriously.  STEM goes beyond robotics and coding programs.  Our students have passions for health and medical fields, digital media, sustainable engineering, animation, programming, graphic design, marine biology and zoology, nanotechnology, and more!  Private school students receive a student user account for Adobe Creative Cloud and learn to use the components in our #STEMsynergy sessions! With exciting STEM courses and live #STEMsynergy sessions, you’ll never be bored!
Dive deeper with self-study of your favorite STEM areas and teacher-supported skill development.  Enrolling in our online school gives you the advantage of flexibility of scheduling, a self-directed learning pace, and access to a variety of your favorite courses!  Explore STEM careers during our “STEM Talk” sessions.  Learn about pathways into STEM career fields, internship opportunities, and more!

Chad, STEM Coordinator

STEM Projects

One thing that sets our students apart from other private school students is their passion for their STEM area.  Dolphin STEM Academy students engage in a deep study of their field and also take a hands-on, practical approach in their learning.
Through service learning, students design an independent or collaborative project that can positively impact a local or global community.  Students are empowered and motivated to provide solutions to ongoing issues.  A teacher mentor will help guide students through their project.

Coding anyone?  Want to try coding using Minecraft?  Or Game Development using Roblox?  What about Programming with Javascript and Python, Web Design with HTML and CSS, or Drone Programming with Arudino?  You’ve got it!

DEMO COMING SOON!

Dolphin STEM

Inspiring passions in STEM.  Educating a new generation.
Dolphin STEM Academy
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
Inspiring passions in STEM.  Educating a new generation.

“My daughter’s work is completely tailored to her needs and pace.”

Our first year with Dolphin STEM Academy has been absolutely wonderful.  As a parent, I noticed a complete difference in...

Mom of Amna

Dolphin STEM Academy
2019-03-12T17:10:14+00:00

Mom of Amna

Our first year with Dolphin STEM Academy has been absolutely wonderful.  As a parent, I noticed a complete difference in my daughter’s education.  She applies her learning everyday.  Her work is completely tailored to her needs and her pace.  She spends about 5 hours per 

The support from the staff is amazing!

My daughter and I are so excited to start a new school year with Dolphin STEM Academy! The support from...

Deborah Smalley

Dolphin STEM Academy
2019-08-29T19:33:21+00:00

Deborah Smalley

My daughter and I are so excited to start a new school year with Dolphin STEM Academy! The support from the staff is amazing! Debbie has a genuine interest in educating my child per her abilities and interests. I am so glad we found an 

We are so glad!

This is our 1st year homeschooling and we are so glad that we chose Dolphin STEM Academy

Erin, mom of a 5th grader

Dolphin STEM Academy
5.0
2019-05-26T08:35:22+00:00

Erin, mom of a 5th grader

This is our 1st year homeschooling and we are so glad that we chose Dolphin STEM Academy

“Absolutely wonderful”

My daughter's work is completely tailored to her needs and pace.
Dolphin STEM Academy
2019-03-27T13:02:01+00:00
My daughter’s work is completely tailored to her needs and pace.
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Dolphin STEM

Inspiring passions in STEM.  Educating a new generation.
Dolphin STEM Academy
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Inspiring passions in STEM.  Educating a new generation.
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