Tustin Unified offers enriching Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programs at each of the middle and high schools. Foothill and Tustin have award-winning engineering programs. Beckman is making a name for itself with Beckman Academy of Media Arts and robotics. Classes (at both secondary levels) emphasize hands-on project-based learning focusing on creativity, problem solving, design, building, math and science skills. TUSD has joined forces with other school districts, colleges, universities and business partners throughout Orange County to create college and career pathways.
What is STEAM?
STEAM is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) infused with the Arts, like design.
Why Is STEAM Important?
Over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was 3x greater than that of non-STEM jobs.
STEM workers command higher wages, 26% more than their non-STEM counterparts.
STEM degree holders enjoy higher earnings regardless of whether they work in STEM or non-STEM occupations