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Thank you for your choice in sending your child to one of the best schools in San Diego County-our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Academy.  We understand that you have a choice when placing your child in a school.  We are confident you will find that our STEAM Academy ensures each and every child an innovative, focused academic program taught by an exceptional staff.

Our STEAM Academy program is centered on an extended block schedule that provides rigorous instruction and timely feedback based on student achievement.  Our base set of course offerings are in the areas of Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), Math, and Science to specifically address your child’s academic needs from intervention to acceleration.  With our block schedule design, your child will receive extended hours in the areas of Math and Science.  Each child is held to high expectations at our Academy, and we offer many support services to help them achieve these standards.  

In addition to our outstanding core academic classes, we take “Pride” in providing innovative pathway elective programs that keep our students coming back for more.  We offer each child electives based on curriculum-focused areas in Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Biomedical content.  We also offer a thirty-minute Innovation period based on these pathway offerings if your child is not in need of intervention.  In a few of our specialty classes, our students get extended time built in to their school day to go in-depth in coursework such as media, robotics, and advanced math.  

Once again, we want to thank you for choosing our STEAM Academy as your child’s next educational experience.  If for any reason you will not be attending our Academy, please contact our office immediately at (619) 668-5720 as we have families on a waiting list to attend. We look forward to serving you and your family.  


Scholastic Book Fair- 8/19-8/23

  • The Scholastic Book Fair will be set up in the Library for the entire week.
  • Volunteers are needed!

Back to School Night – 8/29

Parents are welcome to come and see a day in the life of your student. Visit classrooms and meet teachers in an informative school session.

5:30-5:45pm- Title One Parent Meeting

5:45pm-6:00pm- Welcome in Outdoor Amphitheater, PTSA Meeting, Performances by Band and Dance Classes

6:00pm-7:20pm- Classroom Visitations

Why You'll Love STEAM

  • Our Cutting Edge STEAM Academy Program Serves Families of La Mesa-Spring Valley and Other School Districts
  • Engages Students with a Focus Around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)
  • Working with Local Universities, Colleges, High Schools, and Community Outreach Programs, We are Building Capacity for Students to be College and Career Ready
  • 90+ Hours of Extended Learning Time in Science and Math
  • Students Engage in Lab-Based Projects and Participate in Extracurricular Activities
  • Block Scheduling Offers More Time for Students to Master Concepts, Complete Labs, and Finish Projects
  • 30-minute Targeted STEAM Innovation Periods - Media, Dance, Band, Robotics, Biomedical, Tech/Media, Math Olympiad, Engineering, Science Olympiad
  • Exposing 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders to STEAM Pathways Via Elective Classes
  • 8:30 a.m. Start Time for All Grades. Our 4th - 6th Grades are in Their Own Area with Separate Lunches
  • An Application of Interest must be Completed for Students Wishing to Attend

Enroll Today!

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Registration Information

Registration is accepted from 7:00am-11:00am and from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Registration is closed from 11:00-12:00pm

7th & 8th Graders-Order your P.E. Clothes & Spirit Wear ONLINE!

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Career to School Connections

Basic Materials Supply List

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District News


Enjoy this video compilation of footage from students and teachers from all of our school sites showcasing our district values of equity, inclusion and HEART.


Sonic Expressions at Spring Valley Academy

At Spring Valley Academy, the innovative Sonic Expressions music course combines creating music with social skills. As the saying in Sonic Expressions goes, "When words fail, music speaks."


Bancroft Community Health Fair

The leadership team at Bancroft Elementary School organized a Community Health Fair at Open House to bring health and community services to families that included book give aways, dental screenings and informational booths.