Laguna is a Cognia STEM Certified School

  • To become Cognia STEM certified, Laguna underwent a rigorous review of the school and was scored in four domains: STEM community, STEM learning culture, STEM students’ experiences and STEM outcomes. This review was the culmination of a long, arduous and very thoughtful multi-year process that included students, teachers and community members alike, planning and engaging in interdisciplinary STEM learning experiences that are future-focused and rich in real-world problem-solving, which in turn helps our educators to develop critical thinkers engaged in meaningful inquiry and a deeper level of understanding. This process included peer observations and hundreds of artifacts demonstrating their proficiency in the 16 Cognia STEM standards.

Academic Programs

  • Mission Statement:

    We are a STEAM school where students creatively solve real-world problems through collaboration, communication and critical thinking, instilling a lifelong love of learning. 

    Vision Statement:

    STEAM is an inquiry-based approach to learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics to provide an environment where students can creatively solve real-world problems through collaboration, communicating and critical thinking.  

    Unique Programs & Curriculum

    • STEAM School
    • Makerspace
    • Every student is provided a personal Chromebook 
    • Intergenerational Tutoring Program 
    • Multimedia Instructional and Production Program 
    • After School Science Club, Science Lab, and schoolwide Science Fair
    • Gifted Services
    • Band and Strings in 4th-5th grade
    • Music, Art, and Physical Education
    • Accelerated Reader (AR) program
    • On campus after school programs such as Kids Club offered before school
      • sports
      • dance
      • golf
      • chorus
      • music
      • chess
      • keyboarding
      • drums
      • strolling strings
      • Young Rembrandt's
      • Boys and Girl Scouts
      • Robotics
      • Lego 
      • coding
    • Partnership with Focus 5, Scottsdale Center for the Arts & Kennedy Center
    • Located next to the Boys and Girls Club

STEAM at Laguna