Discovery students are the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. Students are embracing STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math through Manufacturing and Robotics. STEAM combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, and digital investigations that include math and the arts. The students learn skill sets needed for young thinkers and doers to prepare for their future. The goal is to connect learning with real life by discovering pathways between what is learned today and becoming the leaders of tomorrow. We will achieve this goal through hands-on, technology-based activities that promote critical and creative thinking, and challenging, engaging, inquiry-based learning.
Academic Programs, Student Service Activities and Student Recognition
Regular assemblies are held to honor those students who have performed well and exhibited the 7 Habits. Recognitions include the Lighthouse Leader Assembly, Leader of the Month, and Rowdie Rowlie Rallies.
Kid's Bank, coordinated by Monica Corbett and supported by the fifth grade teachers, is a fully functioning bank run by Rowlett students. The program is sponsored by Bank of America. Fifth graders in the program are recommended by teachers and must interview for jobs as greeters, security, tellers, and marketing and publicity teams. Those selected are trained by Bank of America staff. The Kid's Bank team is responsible for marketing and operating the bank. They present a report to Bank of America officers at the end of each year.
Rowlett has a lovely butterfly garden, maintained by volunteers, parents, and students. It features a wide variety of plants, a birdbath, several arbors, and picnic tables where families can enjoy lunch. The garden was initially installed in honor of Kaye Carlson, mother of a former teacher at Rowlett Academy.