Academy of Exploration

  • Academy of Exploration Academy of Exploration offers a unique learning environment for fifth grade students to explore the world around them through multiple lenses of science and exploration. In partnership with the Discovery Center, the Academy of Exploration is housed at the Discovery Center in two specialized classrooms with opportunities to use the many learning tools and exhibits within the center. Two teachers  facilitate learning for a total of 40 students through curriculum with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Their school day begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.

     

Who is eligible?

    • Any Springfield Public Schools (SPS) fourth-grade student, or any non-SPS fourth-grade student who lives within the SPS attendance area, is eligible to apply.
    • Eligible students must have satisfactory attendance and behavior.
    • Selected students will be identified through a lottery system.
    • Families of selected students are responsible for transporting their child to and from school each day.  
    • Applications are accepted November-December each year.

     

Staff

Photo of  Natalie Schifsky
Natalie Schifsky
Teacher
Academy of Exploration
Photo of  Kim Taylor
Kim Taylor
Teacher
Academy of Exploration
 
 

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Contact Us

  • Christine Jones

    Coordinator of Summer Learning and Student Experiences

    523-0037

    Kelsey Brabo

    Coordinator of Choice Programs and Student Experiences

    kebrabo@spsmail.org

    (417) 631-9926