An Overview of the Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts in 2016
The Burnham Wood Charter School District, along with the Vista del Futuro Charter School serves children from elementary through the high school level. Its goal is to provide a solid education focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as a healthy concentration of Arts education. One of Burnham Wood Charter School District’s institutions is the Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts. It is best known as a “Distinguished STEAM Academy” because of its integrated science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics curriculum.
The Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts is the sole middle and high school in the Burnham Wood Charter School District, and is open to students from grades 6–12. There are approximately 500 students currently enrolled in the school.
While all students have an opportunity to earn a minimum of 24 college credits before graduating high school through participation in Advanced Placement Courses, Online University of Texas courses, and participation in the University of Alabama InSpiress NASA competition, they continue to remain in an age appropriate academic environment where they can develop the social and study skills that will bring them long term success.
Many parents have expressed this preference for their children to be educated in a high school environment and still reap the benefits of Early College Programs without being catapulted into a social and cultural environment that is well beyond their years and maturity level.