The Science Behind Johnson

The Science Behind Johnson STEM

A proven approach to boost student achievement

Space shuttleJohnson Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magnet is designed for students who enjoy challenges and investigating the world around them

Teachers use an innovative, hands-on curriculum to involve the children in asking questions and finding answers to real world issues. Technology is a strong tool used to help students learn. With engineering, students work on projects that allow them to creatively design and build, putting into practice their math, science, reading and communication skills

Our success has led to increased opportunities for our students. We were named as NASA Explorer School in 2006, a prestigious designation. Johnson integrates the concepts of space exploration and technology into a strong academic program. Students experience this specialized curriculum in their classroom as well as in the “Space Center” — a unique and exciting lab equipped with a star lab planetarium, rockets and robotics, and staffed by a science resource teacher.

The NASA student program provides opportunities for students to work with NASA experts conducting experiments and engaging in an array of scientific and engineering adventures delete(active participation in research, problem solving, and design challenges) related to NASA missions. Features:Access to an array of resources and experts including engineers from Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

One of the keys to our success is our active parent/guardian involvement. Families of our students sign a contract aimed at strengthening the all-important partnership between school and home. We also offer specialized classes for students identified as Gifted and Talented (GATE) .

To keep our focus on academics, we have successfully adopted a student uniform policy.