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     An elementary magnet school for Gaston County Schools 

  • Boy Picture for Website IMAGINE . . . a modern classroom filled with incredible opportunities for your child.

    Opportunities that 
    • focus on learning through a specialized curriculum.
    • concentrate on inquiry, research, and investigation.
    • integrate science and technology with other subjects.
    • spark creativity and stimulate exploration.
    Opportunities that teach your child how to think like a
             Artist and

    Your child will experience this and more at the Hawks Nest STEAM Academy.
  • Hawks Nest Robo Pic The Hawks Nest STEAM Academy is a unique school where students are immersed in learning that balances science and technology with mathematics and engineering and infuses artistic concepts.
    The Academy is a comprehensive elementary magnet school with a distinct emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. 

    With a keen interest in STEAM, teachers inspire learning through classroom projects, technology, group interaction, and extracurricular activities.

    The magnet school application and lottery process is used to determine which students attend the Academy.
    At Hawks Nest, students will . . .
  • • LEARN
    Students take advantage of a rigorous academic program that focuses on learning more, thinking at a higher level, and gaining an understanding of how STEAM relates to everyday life.

    • ASK
    Students are challenged to ask questions and seek answers through in-depth study, critical thinking, problem-solving, and analysis.

    Students make real-world connections through technology, engaging group activities, hands-on learning, community and business partnerships, and endeavors inside and outside the classroom.

    Students enjoy an exciting and challenging academic environment that prepares them for accelerated learning in middle school and beyond.

    Students experience a school setting that fosters enthusiasm for learning and creative and collaborative approaches to teaching.

    Students (and parents, too) appreciate the valuable benefits of a school like this one and believe that with the STEAM experience, anything is possible.

  • It's full STEAM ahead at Hawks Nest Academy
    The exciting experience at Hawks Nest gives children limitless possibilities to discover, grow, and thrive ... and acquire valuable knowledge today that will help them succeed tomorrow.
    Contact Us
    For more information, call our Student Assignment Office at (704) 810-7284 or e-mail Terri Surbeck: tdsurbeck@gaston.k12.nc.us.