STEM & STEAM

Encinitas Middle School's STEM Building Nearly Complete

Diegueño Middle School in Encinitas, California will soon have a new classroom building with ample space for hands-on STEM learning, reported the Encinitas Advocate.

San Dieguito Union High School District has replaced a 35-year-old building with a new building featuring four large general-purpose classrooms, a new computer lab and a makerspace.

The new 1,100-square-foot computer lab can accommodate 38 students with room to spread out. The makerspace includes a polished floor, retractable extension cord wheelset built into the ceiling and a roll-up door for access to an outdoor patio.  

The front of the building will include seating walls, gathering spaces for students, new landscaping and trees.

The building is expected to be completed this fall with students utilizing the building after the winter break.

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Yvonne Marquez is senior editor of School Planning & Management magazine. She can be reached at ymarquez@1105media.com.