Carver S.T.E.M. Academy, PreK-8, offers a curriculum rich in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a foundation for students to pursue STEM careers. Students and parents benefit from an entirely new, highly qualified instructional staff appointed during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Not only does Carver work to ensure students are prepared academically to compete globally with children around the world, administrators also work to boost student confidence and social skills by implementing the school’s motto: “Carver PRIDE: Producing Respectful Individuals Determined to Excel.”
What is S.T.E.M.?
Guided by the District’s curriculum, we incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Music with our daily learning activities. It is our goal to pattern ourselves after the philosophy of our school’s namesake—educator, scientist, inventor, and engineer, George Washington Carver.
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Posted on December 3, 2012
Making changes for the better and believing the “mission is possible” is the motto Principal Sabrina Evans had in mind when she was named principal of Carver Elementary-Middle School in 2012.
As the former principal of Beard Elementary School for four years, serving Prekindergarten to first grade students, Evans admits it was a challenge leaving her “babies” to work with the “big kids” at Carver, but the challenge has been rewarding.
The new Carver STEM Academy
The first change implemented by Evans was a proposed name change: Carver STEM Academy. She selected a STEM-focused curriculum to model the district’s successful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program, and also to honor the legacy of George Washington Carver, the renowned agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian for whom the school was named.
Evans also implemented a new model of learning with six hours of academic-focused course work and one hour of enrichment each day for middle school only.
“Our kids are so talented and gifted; one of the first things I wanted to do when coming to Carver is change the culture and climate…do things differently so that our students are excited to learn,” Evans said.
A new school song was also created by Principal Evans, Tricia Cunningham-Barnes, Instructional Specialist, and melody by Carmyn Brown, Music Teacher, titled, “Carver PRIDE: Producing Respectful Individuals Determined to Excel.”
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- A.E.A Award
- Autism Spectrum Disorder classrooms for Prekindergarten through 8th grade
- Aviation Club
- Banking On Our Future Financial Literacy
- Book Mobile
- Carver Chronicle
- Communities In Schools
- Cranbrook Partners
- Greening of Detroit
- National Junior Honor Society
- Neighborhood Legal Services Financial Services (for students)
- Parent Resource Room
- Principal Award
- Project S.A.V.E.
- Saturday School
- Science for Tomorrow
- S.T.E.M. Club
- Student of the Month
- Teacher of the Month
- Tomorrow’s Leaders
- WCSA Broadcasting Club
- Woodrow Wilson Student Teaching Program
High Quality Pre-Kindergarten
We offer a high quality early learning experience for special needs and general education students 4 years of age by November 1. Detroit Public Schools’ Pre-K classroom curriculum is aligned with the National Early Childhood Standards and Michigan State Board of Education’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality.
To become a National Blue Ribbon school with a leading edge in the S.T.E.M. curriculum, and a beacon in the community to encourage students to become self-directed, lifelong learners who are college and career ready.
To provide all students exemplary educational opportunities with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) and Music.
- We believe we are productive citizens and positive, contributing members of society.
- We believe our goals, dreams and destinies are obtainable—We are college bound!
- We believe “The Mission is Possible!”
- Bright Smiles
- Dr. Brian Smith, Aviation Club
- Gleaners Food Bank
- Horatio Williams Foundation
- Mobile Dentist
- Neighborhood Legal Services
- SVS Vision
- The Pizza Place
- Turning Point Outreach Ministries
- U.S. Foods
Elementary: Light blue or white tops; Navy or black bottoms.
Middle School: Light blue, white or yellow top; Navy blue or Khaki bottoms; Navy blue Blazer/sweater; Navy blue ties are optional.