Aurora STEAM Academy
The Aurora STEAM Academy is a unique learning opportunity where Aurora students will explore the interconnections of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in a co-curricular, after-school environment.
A partnership between the City of Aurora – led by the City’s IT Department and Youth Services Division – APS Training Academy and TinkRworks, the Aurora STEAM Academy provides is a free educational experience that aims to empower students and close the digital divide.
Aurora students in K-8th Grades
Classes are held throughout the year during four sessions (see Sessions tab). Each class has a maximum occupancy of 10 students.
Classes are held at community-based sites:
- APS Institute, 105 E. Galena Blvd.
- Main Baptist Church, 814 E. Galena Blvd.
Submit an application for your student to be involved.
*The application portal for each session will open two weeks prior to the starting date for the respective session.
KINDERGARTEN: STEAM ACADEMY
Students decorate a wooden flower or rocket and attach electronics to make it light up, play sounds, and move. They learn how light colors mix and how sound travels. Children learn to code lights, sounds, a motor and add sensors to make their projects interactive.
1ST-5TH GRADES: ART ELECTRIC
Students decorate a wooden facade and attach electronics to make it light up, play sounds, and move. They learn how light colors mix and how sound travels. Children learn to code lights, sounds, a motor and add sensors to make their projects interactive. 1st-2nd graders will code using a tablet, while 3rd-5th graders will use laptops.
6TH-8TH GRADES: PLANETARY PATHWAYS
Students create a rotating model of the Sun, Earth, and Moon to bring to life their learnings about planetary orbits. Students will add and program electronics, including a motor to drive the model and lights to illuminate the sun.
February and March
APPLICATION IS OPEN!
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April and May
Application Opens mid-March
June - August
Application Opens mid-May
Application Opens mid-August
THE APPLICATION FOR WINTER SESSION IS OPEN!
Please note: Completing an application does not guarantee admission. After completing the application, you will be contacted regarding the next steps in the process.