The Somerville STEAM Academy (SSA) is a collaboration between sprout & co. and the Somerville Public Schools. The SSA will be a vocational lab school emphasizing computational immersion and targeting struggling students offering an intimate, small school setting where learners will explore project-based curricula integrating the arts & sciences. The SSA will feature tight community integration via internships & mentorships and will rely on tie-in volunteer effort throughout Somerville.
The next step of the process is to sit down with the Somerville Teachers Association to work through any necessary affordances in the Collective Bargaining Agreement to make the Innovation Plan as approved workable. After that, the plan will be submitted to the School Committee for consideration! If you’d like to read more about the coming steps and details of the process, you can do so on DESE’s site.