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Science Hero

Austin Is Science and Technology

At Austin Public Schools, technology is a focus in all of our classrooms, and IJ Holton Intermediate School, our newest site, was designed from the ground up to be STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) focused.  In addition, APS prides itself on the strategic partnerships it has with our community organizations.  APS is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to work with and develop skills in both science and technology through:

  • Technology in the classroom at all levels, including iPads at Woodson, laptops in the classrooms at the elementary level, and a 1:1 program beginning at IJ Holton
  • Hands-on science exploration through outdoor classrooms, greenhouses, and school gardens
  • On-site technology integrationists to assist with effective technology utilization in the classroom
  • Robotics, coding, Project Lead The Way, and partnerships with the University of Minnesota and the Hormel Institute

Today’s fastest growing career opportunities are in STEM fields, and today’s student needs to be well versed in all of those fields. At APS, STEM is a significant part of the educational process; students have numerous science and technology options and opportunities available to them.