The St. James Day School Drone Academy was launched January 2018. This academy is offered to all students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The goals of the program are to:
Extend the current computer science programs.
Implement a leadership based learning environment led by students.
- Develop a curriculum that will prepare students for the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test.
Implement Civil Air Patrol Aerospace/STEM Education Programs in grades 4-6.
The St. James Day School Drone Academy is led by Shannon Kirkland and her leadership team members. This leadership team is comprised of sixth-grade students, Dawson Palmer, Jett Mayo, Dylan Yost, Chris Ayers, and Hudson Wood. These students have spent over 100 hours in preparation to teach their peers in a leadership based learning environment using a train the trainer model. Each member of the leadership team is assigned a small group of students of which they will mentor and teach our Drone Curriculum.
For more information about the St. James Drone Academy please contact Ms. Shannon Kirkland, Director of Innovation & Educational Technology, at email@example.com or by calling 903-793-5554.