The ASK Academy is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) pipeline for New Mexico students, but our vision says nothing of the sort. Here at ASK, we know that the most important ingredient to a healthy learning environment is relationships. We truly believe that no one will care what you know, until they know that you care. Building real, meaningful relationships with scholars, managers, members of our governing council, parents, and STEM partners is the most important step toward meeting our mission at The ASK Academy.
At ASK, our scholars learn in a project-based setting, allowing them to work in a real-world atmosphere where evaluation occurs continuously as they work together toward a solution to a given problem. The manager is the facilitator in a “constructivist” learning environment where scholars construct their own knowledge. Since its inception, ASK Academy scholars have continuously improved from one to four grade levels on the IOWA Tests of Educational Development.
The ASK Academy will emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula to create a learning culture through: project-based learning experiences, 21st century technology, research programs, relationship building, and a partnership program engaging scholars in the learning process. The ASK Academy will provide multiple opportunities for scholars to demonstrate attitudes, skills and knowledge of the core standards through independent learning experiences.