NEXTSTEPS EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY (NSED ACADEMY)is broken into a series of short & long term programs. We focus on working with students interested in STEM.
NSED ACADEMY creates an adventure that will stimulate student’s minds and have them wanting more, while introducing them to careers options in STEM. We know SOL's are critical to every school system, we have embedded SOL components into every program that impacts rising 5th-12th Grade school students.
Weekned Boot Camps
On various weekends throughout the school year, NSED ACADEMY will provide an impactful weekend of STEM learning. Students from neighboring cities and counties come together to collaborate on various STEM projects in an environment of higher learning. Students will be given access to the same tools and skills that career professionals use daily.
Students: Groups Up to 100 Students
Duration: During School Year
Summer of Excellence Program
NSED Academy Summer of Excellence Program partners with 70 to 100 Students over the course of June to August weeks to work on various STEM related topics. The Summer of Excellence program is housed at various locations around the RVA Metro Region and Tri-Cities. Our program runs from June-August Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. We focus on STEM Concepts that range from:
·Computer Building and Concept s
·Networking and Wireless Concepts
·Raspberry Pi Concepts and Tools
·Coding & Gaming (Use Raspberry Pi to code and game)
·Social Skills, Life Skills, and Career Skills will be embedded in each day’s curriculum.
The facilitators of each small group will consist of Industry Professionals/Technology/Engineering/Computer Science Interns and various other Interns from the NSED (CP2) Program. Each student will be provided a series of Toolkits with all the necessary supplies needed for each of the week.