Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
"Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses - especially learn how to see. Realize that everything is connected to everything else." -- Leonardo Da Vinci
At Renaissance, students develop skill with arts technique and media. They use those skills to create, interpret and represent ideas encountered throughout the curriculum. Different forms of representation expand students’ ability to think critically. Expressing learning through the arts deepens students’ knowledge, as they must examine ideas from many perspectives to make effective and meaningful statements. The arts play a critical role in students’ reflection and in the demonstration of their learning.
Students need to understand the connections and relevance of what they are studying to be successful and engaged. Lake Washington School District curriculum materials are used to show students natural connections between disciplines; i.e., data gathering in science and analyzing the data results require mathematical applications to accurately represent data trends. Students communicate their findings from investigations through writing, multi-media presentations, models, and performance.