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STEAMM Med Pro 21

Rice Creek Elementary School is a school-wide magnet funded by a five year grant, STEAMM MedPro21, through the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP).  We use the Engineering Design Process to teach key academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (including collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking), and to create high-quality, authentic products and presentations.  AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), which is a research-based instructional program that focuses on closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career success is also accessible to all students Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Rice Creek Elementary School  believes that all students will benefit from participating in our magnet school. Students have access to all elements of science, technology, engineering, the Arts, math and medicine.  We also offer a rigorous and very unique program that is designed using the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

When students enroll in a STEAMM Med Pro 21 school they enter into a path of excellence which includes: hands on curriculum, 21st century skills, community partnerships, exposure to medical based careers and a clear pathway to college and careers.  

What makes this program unique?

  • Rice Creek Elementary School of Academics, Innovation and Leadership has a ECHO (Educating Children on Health and Occupations) Lab where students learn about the medical field through the lenses of sports medicine, concentrating on orthopedics, physical therapy and wellness.  Students will explore the bones, muscles and overall health of people.
  • At Rice Creek Elementary School of Academics, Innovation and Leadership, we have a Maker Lab where students are engaged in student-centered inquiry where they are able to explore their own interests as well as authentic projects.  They also learn how to use to a variety of tools and materials effectively. The students are also engaged in technology, coding and robotics.
  • Rice Creek Elementary School of Academics, Innovation and Leadership is a Leader In Me school.  Leader In Me is a character education program that focuses on 21st Century leadership and life skills to empower students to become leaders through principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness.