Welcome to Alice Drive Middle 

Nationally Accredited STEM School!


Our Vision

The vision of Alice Drive Middle School is to engage all students in a student-centered, rigorous, relevant, integrated, and vertical 6th – 8th grade STEM-based education.

Our Mission

The mission of Alice Drive Middle School is to create a culture of collaboration, global connections, and STEM-related partnerships to prepare students to be college and career ready.

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) 

STEM Engineering @ Alice Drive Middle School!

Nationally Accredited STEM School


Alice Drive Middle School is very proud that we have been recommended for AdvancED STEM Certification!   We have worked in partnership with South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science and S2TEM Centers SC for the past three years. We are the 12th school in the nation to achieve this recognition and the 1st Middle School in the state to receive this honor.


New WeatherSTEM Station!

Alice Drive Middle, a nationally certified STEM school, recently installed its own WeatherSTEM unit on campus – an integration of weather sensors – that collects and stored data to display on a special website and showcase the current weather, weather forecast, data mining tools, lessons & activities, and weather notifications. Principal Jeannie Pressley says that 6th students will be very involved in this as a problem-based learning opportunity since weather is a major state standard. Check it out! http://sumter-sc.weatherstem.com/adms

Free Robotics Camp

Sumter Career and Technology Center’s Fourth Annual All Girls Robotics Camp. Open to all rising 7th and 8th grade young ladies.  Admission, activities, and food items are free. July 24 – 28.


First Day of School August 21st

Early Dismissal @ 11:00 A.M.