Music + Theater
Not only are elements of theater and drama integrated as instructional tools in reading and math, scholars also attend a stand-alone music/theater class three times weekly during specials rotations. Our vision is to have a stand-out theater program that integrates performing arts with elements of engineering and SEL through set and lighting design, data analysis, budgeting and live performances.
Tech + Coding
Exposing scholars to coding and robotics at a young age will not only allow them opportunities to engage in design and problem solving, but stimulate interest in STEM subjects. Homeroom teachers will lead Code.org lessons each week. These lessons are mostly “unplugged” hands-on lessons that teach the foundation of computer programming and connect to the math concepts girls are learning in their classrooms.
Makerspace + Art
The Solar Prep Makerspace inspires scholars to become participatory learners; discover their talents, needs, and interests; and to endlessly make, create, and solve. The Makerspace, led by a certified art teacher, provides activities and design challenges. This space allows girls to exercise choice by choosing which activities to engage in, and practice leadership skills by advocating for their project preference.
Girl Scouts STEM Partnership
Through a unique partnership between Solar Prep and Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas, all girls at Solar Prep have the opportunity to be a member of Girl Scouts at no cost to families. Girl Scouts club time occurs during the school day. Every two weeks, girls engage in Girl Scouts SEL and STEM curriculum. Solar Prep also has priority access to the Girl Scouts STEM Center of Excellence in south Dallas, where girls can camp overnight and participate in activities such as archery, horseback riding, and a ropes course.