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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Magnet School at Annie Fisher (K-Grade 8)

280 Plainfield Street
Hartford, CT 06112
860-695-3511

Primary Contact: Phyllis Prokop
E-mail: filomena.prokop@hartfordschools.org
URL: http://anniefisherstem.hartfordschools.org
School Hours: 8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Before Care: 7–8:15 a.m.
After Care: 3:30–6 p.m.
School Uniform: Yes

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The STEM Magnet School at Annie Fisher offers an advanced academic program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students participate in an academically challenging curriculum with rigorous science and math instruction. Teachers use an innovative, hands-on inquiry approach for instruction in all content areas. Students observe and ask questions, create and conduct their own investigations, analyze data to draw conclusions and communicate their findings to others. This process cultivates an intrinsic motivation for learning.

Students at STEM receive not only a state-of-the-art education, but they are also immersed in a nurturing, collaborative environment built on a partnership between home, school and community. Upon completion of the STEM at Annie Fisher curriculum, students are offered a preference into the
University High School of Science and Engineering.

Based on enrollment data, the school meets the state integration standard.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS:
- Full-Day Kindergarten
- CT Pre-Engineering Program ( CPEP) -  After school /Summer Programs
- LEGO Robotics Program, including FLL (First LEGO League)
- Off-site field studies including Project Oceanology, etc.
- K-8  Engineering Programs (Engineering is Elementary, Engineering by Design)
- Technology Immersion including IPADS, Scientific Probeware, 3D Printers, etc.
- STEM EXPO

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- 2012 National Blue Ribbon School; 2012  Magnet School of Excellence
- Partnership with the Connecticut Science Center and University of Hartford
- FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) state champions
- Flew two  experiments in space on Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS)
- Specialty Science labs ( LEGO Lab, Earth/Life Science, Physics and Engineering
- Staff awards:  Hartford Teacher of the Year; Milken  Education Award; Region 1
- Magnet School Teacher of the Year, A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Teacher of the Year

LOTTERY PLACEMENT PROCEDURES:
- Neighborhood (Hartford residents)
- School Pathways
- Sibling
- Staff
- Zone 1 (Hartford residents) 

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