Featured STEAM links:

OCS Engineering

OCS STEAM Implementation Guide-Spring 2014 Progress Report

Photo Gallery: STEAM Learning Showcase

Principal’s Blog: STEAM Education FAQ


At OCS, we are building a Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) approach to education around the foundation of our traditionally-strong Arts & Academics Program.

It all adds up to STE(A)M.

Every staff member at OCS received STEAM certification in January 2014.

What is STE(A)M?

STE(A)M is a framework for teaching all subject areas according to the new North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

STE(A)M is characterized by learning that is highly engaging and deeply interdisciplinary while incorporating as many elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math as often as possible.

Our STE(A)M framework supplements, rather than replaces, a focus on solid, research-based instructional practices in core subject areas.

There are 3 main ways that STEAM is integrated at OCS:

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Why STE(A)M?
What are the benefits?
  • Teaches kids to think like artists AND engineers.
  • Learning is more fun, challenging, and relevant for students & teachers.