About Stephen W. Hawking Charter School

The Hawking STEAM Charter School was established in 2012 to serve 150 students in kindergarten through third grade. Today, the school teaches over 500 students at up to sixth grade.  Our school's core focus is STEAM (science, technology, engineering,  the arts, and mathematics). Our school utilizes an interdisciplinary and project-based approach for hands-on learning that rigorously connects student CCSS and NGSS.  We are currently developing our curriculum and program in order to fulfill our vision for grades 7-12.

Mission Statement
Hawking STEAM Charter School prepares students for college and career readiness through an integrated Project-based STEAM curriculum that emphasizes social emotional awareness.

Vision

Hawking STEAM Charter School’s vision is to ensure that Transitional Kindergarten through grade 12 students are engaged in discovery, exploration, and problem-solving through rigorous Project Based Learning activities, aligned to the Common Core State Standards (“CCSS”) and the Next Generation Science Standards (“NGSS”) that are STEAM-based. We strive to develop our students’ academic, social, and emotional knowledge so they may engage in public discussions, presentations and pursue STEAM-focused careers.

School Culture 

Our school culture is outlined by our Community Commitments, represented by the letters “H-BOTS.” H-BOTS is a symbol of an entity that can be transformed into anything one’s imagination desires.  Our students along with our STEAM Lab Teacher created our logo and chose our school colors.

The acronym stands for:

·      H: Be Healthy (mind, body and spirit)

·      B: Be Your Best (never give up, value the discipline to reach your goals)

·      O: Be Open-minded (think outside of the box)

·      T: Be Terrific (character traits represented by consonants: trustworthy, responsible, respectful, fair, compassionate and caring)

·      S: Learn through STEAM


Changing Education Paradigms