• Hawks Nest STEAM Academy

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About Hawks Nest STEAM Academy

  • Hawks Nest is home to Gaston County’s only STEAM Academy magnet school for elementary students.  The school offers a challenging curriculum that features a distinct emphasis on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

    With a focus on the five STEAM areas, students are engaged in collaborative, hands-on activities through a project-based instructional model.  The goal is to go beyond teaching the core curriculum and develop students who are innovative learners, creative thinkers, and ready to apply what they learn to real-world situations.

    Students have technology at their fingertips, and they enjoy participating in activities such as robotics, advisory, spark of genius clubs, theater, music, and more.  This program creates a pathway for students to participate in the STEAM Academy at Stanley Middle School.

    Students who will be in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year may apply for this program. A lottery process will be used to determine the 60 kindergarten students who will attend.


    You can learn more about Hawks Nest STEAM Academy by reviewing the resources on this webpage.  If you have questions or need additional information, please send us an email: schoolchoice@gaston.k12.nc.us.




    Hawks Nest STEAM Academy