Why s.t.e.a.m. education

  • STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). STEAM denotes the inclusion of the Arts (Arts programs must demonstrate the infusion of math and/or science concepts and principles)

  • In Georgia, a STE(A)M education program may include curriculum from career clusters other than engineering and computer science (i.e. healthcare science, agricultural science, biotechnology, music technology, and food and nutrition science).

  • In addition to fostering in-depth knowledge of Math and Science, a STE(A)M education increases achievement by equipping students with:

        • Critical and analytical thinking skills

        • Proficiency at solving non-routine problems

        • High-level communication abilities

        • Project management experience

        • Teamwork and leadership skills

s.t.e.a.m. education in practice

The heart of S.T.E.A.M. education is instructional best practices integrated with real-world problems solving while APPLYING the Georgia Standards of Excellence:

  • Standards-based Problem/Project-based learning based on authentic and real-world problem solving

  • Inter-disciplinary instruction (Math, Science, ELA, SS, CTAE & Fine Arts)

  • Creative and critical thinking

  • Collaborative learning

  • Research and investigation

Vision ~ mission


To be recognized as a premier program that continuously provides an engaging learning environment that allows students to develop a love for solving problems through STEAM.


Focus on student centered investigative learning; provide collaborative experiences that motivate all students to become producers; provide a rigorous and technologically enhanced curriculum; and inspire creative, critical and analytical thinking in order to prepare all students to become STE(A)M, college and career ready.


"STEAM Astros Flying the Globe and Cracking the Code to a Sustainable Future!"

  • Astro - relating to the stars, celestial objects, or outer space, Mascot

  • Flying - Aerospace/Aviation, Drones

  • Globe - Solving local and global issues

  • Cracking the Code - Computer Programming/Coding

  • Sustainable - Green Energy, Environmental Science, Aquaponics Farming

  • Future - Robotics/ Drones, Mobile Devices, Apps




•Computer Science


  • Chorus

  • Modern Dance

  • Music Technology


  • Industry Certified Engineering Pathway

  • National Wildlife Federation Flag School

  • Georgia Music Foundation Program Award

  • 3rd Bonus Tracks Cohort

  • Jingle Ball Contest Winners

  • APS Technology Fair Award Winners

  • Piano for Peace Recipient


Please visit our school’s website regularly at https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/14199 and check the below calendar for all important information and updates. For faster access to our STEAM City website please click on the Frederick Douglass High School shield below. Additionally, all STEAMtastic Astro Creatives web-pages can be found online and are updated weekly with important class information.

NOTE: All updates related to Atlanta Public Schools can be found by visiting our district official website @ https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/