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.

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Project-Based Learning with Thematic Units

The mission and philosophy are accomplished through…
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.  

Thematic units are used to help create real-life situations. A thematic unit is when the curriculum is centered around a theme. The themes will be taken from the courses' curriculum connections and what students think is interesting and engaging.  

We believe PBL with Thematic Units:

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  • Increases the engagement of students.
  • Allows for more in-depth learning. 
  • Promotes self-confidence 
  • 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.