THE STEAD SCHOOL AT REUNION

The STEAD School is student-led school for experiential learning in science, technology, environment, agriculture and systems design

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THE STEAD SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

OUR WHY

IN EVERYTHING WE DO, WE BELIEVE:

  • A reimagining of education for the high school-aged student.

  • Colorado stands as a preeminent leader to have the first fully integrated Nextgen Agriculture Secondary School focused on preparing young adults how to engage in and solve complex global food, health, energy, and environmental issues.

  • Students can create and construct realities that have yet to exist.

  • Our students are the next leaders in the fields of agriculture, science, policy and business industries across food, health, energy, and the environment.

OUR HOW

THE WAY WE REIMAGINE EDUCATION BY:

  • Educating differently, using Project Based Learning as our guide. We educate the intellect through the use of hands-on materials, interdependent project, cooperative learning, individualized lessons, internships, and community service.
  • Empowering students to design and lead their own college and career pathways.
  • Providing STEAD career and post-secondary educational pathways for the next generation of passionate and visionary Colorado leaders across business, civic, science, health, energy, and natural resource industries, bridging rural, urban, and suburban divides.

  • Creating a community of study that is inquisitive, relevant, and focuses on both the academic and social emotional health of community members.

OUR WHAT

IN ALL WE DO, WE ARE:

  • The STEAD School, a Science, Technology, Environmental, Agricultural, and systems Design High School focused on solving global food, health, energy, and environmental issues.
  • Ready for the future, with professional portfolios, post-secondary plans, college credit, and robust work and community service experiences.
  • Explorers, collaborators, and stewards of our environment.
  • A pipeline of Colorado innovators, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, and future scientists who are focused on solving the world’s complex issues in biomedicine, food and water security, agricultural sciences, renewable energies, and more.

Mission & Vision Statement

Our Mission

STEAD’s mission is to empower students to design and lead their own postsecondary and career pathways within the context of an exciting Science, Technology, Environmental, Agricultural and System Design thinking learning environment. Heads, hearts and hands are engaged in project-based learning as students develop their individual passions to become lifelong learners, thinkers, creators and activists. All students graduate with a professional portfolio, post-secondary plans, a robust set of work and community service experiences and can graduate with college credit.

Our Vision

The STEAD School provides pathways and an educational and career pipeline for the next generation of passionate and visionary Colorado leaders across business, civic, science, health, energy and natural resource industries and across rural, urban and suburban divides. Deeply connected to their respective communities, STEAD students are stewards of their environment and address increasingly complex food, health, environmental and energy challenges that face the state, the nation and the planet.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE STEAD SCHOOL

WHAT

Science-based, student-led, project-driven high school campus on 8.5 acres in Commerce City, CO.

HOW

We educate the intellect through the use of hands-on materials, interdependent project, cooperative learning, individualized lessons, internships, and community service.

WHY

We believe that STEAD students are stewards of their environment and address increasingly complex food, health, environmental, and energy challenges that face the state, the nation, and the planet.

WHEN

Our school opened in the Fall of 2021 with a 9th grade class, and each academic year we add a new grade level!

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