SAM Academy

PROGRAMS IN SCIENCE, ART, & MUSIC
Science Workshop
Science Workshop
Biology
Biology
Natural Science Lab
Natural Science Lab
Art Studio
Art Studio
Art Studio
Art Studio
Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons
Drums Lessons
Drums Lessons
Guitar Lessons
Guitar Lessons

Sanger SAM Academy

SAM Academy provides out-of-school and in-school programming to youth and families with a pedagogy based on inclusion, non-traditional learning environments, low-cost music lessons, and programs in science, art, engineering and technology. Each is customized to fit specific needs and interests of youth from early childhood to high school, and is delivered on-site or through a mobile science classroom that travels throughout the Valley.

Science Workshop

Art Studio

Music Studio

Member of the Community Science Workshop Network

SAM Academy is a proud member of the Community Science Workshop Network

  •  CSWs are in neighborhoods:  Each program maintains a permanent public space that is walking distance to low-income homes and schools, and is dense with science exhibits as well as tools and materials.  User-generated content and locally hired educators foster familiarity and agency for participants.
  •  CSW programs are open-ended and student-driven:  As much as possible, students choose what they want to do and how they’re going to do it, what questions they want to ask and how they’re going to answer them.
  •  CSWs are open-door: drop-in hours minimize barriers to participating youth and families, and a variety of other programs provide multiple entry points in time and space:  afterschool, during the day, on field trips to the CSW, and via mobile programs at rural locations.
  •  CSWs strive to saturate their community with science:  working with schools, community-based organizations, housing projects, libraries, municipalities and parks as needed to transform a community’s experience of science education.
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SAM Academy is a proud member of the Community Science Workshop Network

  • CSWs are in neighborhoods:  Each program maintains a permanent public space that is walking distance to low-income homes and schools, and is dense with science exhibits as well as tools and materials.  User-generated content and locally hired educators foster familiarity and agency for participants.
  • CSW programs are open-ended and student-driven:  As much as possible, students choose what they want to do and how they’re going to do it, what questions they want to ask and how they’re going to answer them.
  • CSWs are open-door: drop-in hours minimize barriers to participating youth and families, and a variety of other programs provide multiple entry points in time and space:  afterschool, during the day, on field trips to the CSW, and via mobile programs at rural locations.
  • CSWs strive to saturate their community with science:  working with schools, community-based organizations, housing projects, libraries, municipalities and parks as needed to transform a community’s experience of science education.