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Chenango Forks STEAM Academy

Curriculum + Technology + Experience

The Chenango Forks STEAM Academy combines a forward-looking approach to learning with a state-of-the-art facility, robust curriculum, collaborative classes and real-world career experiences to prepare students for high-skills jobs in technology, manufacturing, healthcare, media and more. Expansive art studios, project-based learning spaces, multi-media technologies, 3D printing capabilities and high-tech industrial shop facilities provide a 21st Century learning environment for our students.

STEAM Academy News

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STEAM Partnership meeting

STEAM Academy Coordinator Mrs. Quaranta held a meeting to encourage work-based learning opportunities for STEAM Academy students at local businesses, industries and government agencies. Representatives from Delta Engineering, Broome County, Raymond Corporation, SUNY Broome, were among the participants. The Chenango Forks STEAM Academy is one of the only work-based learning programs in Central New York that is certified by the NYS Department of Education.
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CAD & 3D Printing in Tech 8

Students in Mr. Niemiec's Tech 8 class are learning Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) through the AutoDESK Inventor program and using a 3D printer to bring their designs to life. Rachel Molstead designed & printed a 3D butterfly. Elijah Shephard designed a tool to move oven racks.  As an extracurricular project, Nathan Atwater learned about stereolithography and gcode, which is used in computer-aided manufacturing. He learned to operate the 3D printing software & printer to create a Lego MegaFigure. Click headline to see photos of the students' projects. More +

STEAM Academy Coordinator - Kathleen Quaranta, Business Education Teacher
[email protected]
607-648-7544 
 
Tim Simonds, High School Principal
Aubree Jump, Guidance Counselor 
Gabrielle Testani, Guidance Counselor
George Wright, Guidance Counselor 

Work-Based Learning


 
CFHS student Nate Valla working at McIntosh Labs, Inc.
 
The Chenango Forks STEAM Academy is one of the only work-based learning program in Central New York that is certified by the NYS Department of Education. The Academy offers individualized pathways that address students' diverse career interests, learning styles and schedule.  Students have the opportunity to earn the additional graduation credential of the Career and Technical Endorsement designation. 
 

College Courses

Our STEAM Academy partners with several colleges and universities to offer college credit-bearing courses in:

  • Anatomy/Physiology 
  • Astronomy
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English 12 College Level 
  • Forensic Science
  • French & Spanish
  • Physics
  • Public Affairs
  • Statistics
  • Toxicology
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