Welcome to Alice Drive Middle 

A Nationally Accredited STEM School!

August 4, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:  

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Alice Drive Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year! I am honored to serve another year as your school principal. The ADM staff joins me in anticipating an exciting year as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning for the academic, moral, physical, and social development of your child. I feel extremely fortunate to be working with such an exceptional group of students, families, and staff members. 

Alice Drive Middle School, a nationally certified STEM school, is helping all students develop the world-class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by engaging them in a rigorous, integrated, and relevant STEM-based education. In doing so, we seek to create a culture of collaboration, global connections, and STEM-related partnerships to prepare students to be high school ready. We are proud to be a nationally accredited STEM school through AdvancED, and this year we will work on our recertification. The staff has worked hard to create a STEM school for ALL students and lead the district in the STEM initiative. We have another middle school and several elementary schools that will be joining us in STEM certification. Our school has several project based learning opportunities planned for this year to help us RISE to the next level. We will share these with you soon. I hope you share my confidence that with sustained and focused efforts on the Profile of the SC Graduate, we will become the premier STEM school in our state, committed to a well-rounded, enriching, and rigorous education for ALL students. 

 

Protect the Nest,                               

Jeannie Pressley, Ed.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Principal

 

STEM Theory of Action

If we fully coordinate and align our school’s policies, practices, and partners to increase student interest, participation, and achievement in STEM, expand student access to effective STEM instruction, reduce our gap in STEM access, and build community awareness and support for STEM, then we will increase the quality of STEM mindedness and overall student achievement levels.

STEM Core Competencies

  1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  2. Communication
  3. Collaboration and Teamwork
  4. Information Literacy
  5. Appreciation for Diversity
  6. Learning to Learn (Metacognition)