Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)

To provide our students with the best opportunities, and to keep pace with the constantly evolving state of education, Sky Crossing Elementary (SCRES) is working to become a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) focused school. 

We have a partnership with the Arizona Science Center and they will be training our staff over the next couple of years. Our STEAM framework will consist of the following:

  • Classroom project-based learning

  • Before and after school programming (STEAM Focused)

  • Maker Space

  • Family Nights

  • Assemblies

  • Business partnerships

  • Field trips

“We are very excited to bring a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics focus to Sky Crossing Elementary. STEAM programming helps students develop much-needed skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking that will help them succeed academically, personally, and professionally. The opportunities in this field are endless, and we believe that our students will benefit tremendously,” says Principal Chad Caudle. 

Gifted at Sky Crossing Elementary

Cluster Classrooms for Grades K-3

Gifted students are clustered into mixed-ability classrooms at each grade level. The teacher has had training in understanding, planning for, and instructing gifted students. If there are more than eight gifted students in the grade level, two or more clusters may be formed.

Content Replacement/Enrichment with Gifted Specialists Grades 4-6

Students receive a content replacement in lieu of the regular grade-level curriculum provided in their homeroom classes, and content enrichment in addition to instruction provided in the homeroom or gifted cluster class. The curriculum in these content areas is accelerated to an appropriately challenging level.

Learn more about Content Replacement.

Special Education

The individual needs of all exceptional students are met through the process of identification, evaluation, placement, and the provision of needed and required programs and related services. All parents and students are provided procedural safeguards, due process, confidentiality, and the right to free and appropriate education.

A student's IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is a document that the designated IEP team (parents, student, school administrator, related service providers, outside professionals, etc.) composes. The IEP highlights the strengths and needs of a student, in addition to providing the area(s) of concern, type of services, amount of time for services, and goals/objectives to be implemented. The student's educational path is truly tailored to meet his or her needs and preferences.

We at Sky Crossing Elementary believe all children can learn and be successful. We also recognize the individual learning styles of students and respect and support their differences.

Learn more about the district's Special Education program.

Early Learning Programs

Early learning programs lay the foundation and building blocks needed to prepare young, eager learners for success in kindergarten and elementary school. There are many long-lasting benefits associated with structured early learning programs such as emotional and social growth and motor skills and so much more.

  • Little Scholars Preschool: Students in the Little Scholars Preschool program prepare for kindergarten in a developmentally appropriate, play-based program. This program is tuition-based.
  • Serving Unique Needs (SUN) Kids Preschool: SUN Kids Preschool provides special education services for 3- to 5-year-old students with special or unique needs and who are not yet eligible for kindergarten. All students must be screened prior to placement in the program. Screening appointments are available year-round. The SUN Kids program only accepts preschoolers from inside the district boundary and is not eligible for open enrollment.

Start your preschool registration today.