SBA has made a long term and vigorous commitment to the interdisciplinary program known as STEM – the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into an inquiry based learning strategy. Students are presented with a problem and must work together to identify the issues, brainstorm solutions, build a prototype, test and reevaluate, solve the problem, and communicate the findings.
SBA has partnered with Project Lead the Way in offering both an Introduction to Engineering and a Principles of Engineering course. The Principles of Engineering course has an honors class option. These courses are being taught in our state of the art STEM lab which includes 3D printing capability and student work and computer stations. SBA partners with the University of Memphis in offering Engineering classes as Dual Enrollment/Honors courses. AP Computer Science is offered under the STEM Program and is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. We also offer a very unique course called Introduction to Drones which is the 1stclass offered by WozU. SBA was selected as the only school in the country to offer this class.