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Mojave Elementary School Teacher in classroom
Mojave Elementary school teacher Lisa Butters works with lab coated first and second graders in their weekly science and technology class. Students work in groups to learn scientific principles, write reports, and discuss what they have learned with Butters and their fellow classmates.

Lancaster Elementary School District

The Lancaster School District will open its newest school, the Fulton & Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering, a 6th-8th grade school of choice, for the 2016-2017 school year. The new campus will host approximately 400 students. All students will take three years of engineering courses that include building robots, 3D modeling and printing, making wind turbines and hydrogen fuel cell cars, and launching rockets as well as three years of visual arts instruction including computer-based arts. For more information contact the principal, Dr. Andy Glatfelter, at

Mojave Unified School District

2015- 2016 is the third year of the Renewable Energy and Conservation Academy. The Academy was featured in the Popular Science Magazine article titled Science Takes Off: What Happens When the Space Industry Collides With a Tiny Town? Authored by Sarah Scholes, the article states the obvious; how the benefit of engineering, robotics, science clubs and Makers in close proximity to a variety of Mojave SpacePort staff is feeding a growing partnership, leading to benefits for students, community and future needs of the SpacePort itself. The Renewable Energy and Conservation Academy is at every school in the district.

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy prepares its graduates for college and careers in the 21st century, aligned with workforce needs in the local area and beyond. The educational program emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills and views academics through the lens of aerospace. Challenging projects, hands-on activities and collaborative learning engage student interest to maximize learning potential.”

2015 Milestones:
• Robotics Team 5012 “Gryffingear” took home World Championship 2015 Robotics Competition
• Added 12th Grade, will have first graduating class.

Westside Union School District

Serves nearly 9,000 students across 346 square miles in the areas of Lancaster, Leona Valley, Palmdale, and Quartz Hill. Our district prides itself on being “the district of choice” with more choice-based programs than any other district in the Antelope Valley. Westside Union School District features 12 schools, providing world-class education to students from kindergarten to 8th grade. Currently our district is furnishing all of its school sites with technology upgrades to enhance its educational programs by creating an interactive environment. Westside Union School District is preparing our future leaders by educating them early on about our aerospace valley through science, technology, engineering and mathematical electives primarily through the nation’s leading K-12 STEM program Project Lead the Way.

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