CDE STEM Academy

The Prairie School is honored to be named a recipient of an Edward E. Ford Foundation Education Leadership Grant and proud to announce The Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Center for Developing Excellence (CDE), a summer program designed to engage, challenge, enrich and propel more students to enroll and succeed in higher-level high school math and science (AP/IB) programs. Our successful proposal, which detailed the creation of a ground-breaking Racine summer program, is summarized through our program brochure. 

The CDE Summer STEM Academy is real-world science, technology, engineering, and math. It is a 5-day, lab-based course where students design, build, and discover solutions to challenging problems.

Topics Include:

  • Robotics
  • Electricity and Circuitry
  • Architecture 
  • Planetary Exploration
  • Chemistry and Alchemy


$150 for 1-week session (scholarships are available)

Who is Eligible?

Any student who is presently in grades 5-8 is eligible to attend the STEM Academy.  This includes students from public, private, parochial, charter and virtual schools.

Application Deadlines:

April 30, 2016