BURNS SCI-TECH

High School

Our Mission: The Mission of Burns Science and Technology is to cultivate learners and leaders who are inspired, able, and prepared to make a positive difference in the world.

Our Philosophy: Our educational philosophy is straightforward and profound: in order for students to understand, they must do. We offer a project-based, active learning environment that encourages students to link learning to real-life. We foster critical thinking, independent problem solving, strong communication skills, and ambitious goal-setting.

Project Based Learning

This mission and philosophy are accomplished through…

Project-Based Learning with Thematic Units

Preparing students to SOAR through project-based learning!

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional practice that encourages students to learn and apply knowledge and skills through a hands-on experience that simulates real-life situations.

We believe in project-based learning with thematic units:

  • Increases the engagement of students.
  • Allows for more in-depth learning.
  • Builds critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
  • Develops leadership and self-management skills for today's workplace and in college.
  • Fosters STEM skills; real-life problem solving, innovation, teamwork, and technology fluency.

We are an EiSTEAM School

EiSTEAM - Entrepreneurs innovating STEAM The EiSTEAM program connects the entrepreneur program with the student’s chosen pathway. Students will learn STEAM skills in their pathway courses while learning business and leadership skills in their entrepreneurship course. These skills will be used to create a school-based enterprise. Students will learn all aspects of running their own business, including developing a business plan, financial management, sales and marketing, and people management. The only way students can experience the rewards of starting their own business without major life consequences is to simulate it within a safe environment.

E-i-STEAM Pathways

Digital Design

“Bringing imagination to life.”

Turn your imagination into reality through art and digital practices using platforms for photo and video editing, digital publishing, website design, and animation.


Technology Services

“Developing the technology of tomorrow.”

Build and maintain computer hardware and software, cloud & DevOps, network infrastructure, online & physical security, and emerging technologies.


Food & Health Science

“Developing solutions to improve the health of people while sustaining the planet.”

Excel in Burns’ garden to table program by understanding how to grow, cultivate, and prepare food. This holistic program includes applications to nutrition, mental well-being, and physical health.

Passion Research

“Finding your Purpose”

Discover and develop your passion through a directed study supported by mentors and online learning.


Aerospace and Marine Technology

“Creating ideas that are out of this world!”

Learn the principles of flight and marine propulsion, engineer nautical & aerospace vehicles, and develop robotics and computer systems related to the marine and space industry.

The benefits of the EiSTEAM program.

  • Burns Entrepreneurs are inspired, able, and prepared to make a positive difference in the world by innovating new ideas and inventions through STEAM.
  • The EiSTEAM program embraces problem-solving, constructing ideas, and reasoning skills. These characteristics help build a student’s self-esteem.
  • Burns Entrepreneurs will apply what they learn by innovating their STEAM class into a school-based enterprise.
  • The STEAM innovations of today will be the businesses of the future!