Welcome to Southside STEM Academy at Campostella K-8 School

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    SMARTe Goal 

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    By the end of the 2020 – 2021 School Year, 100% of all students will show growth in their ability to comprehend developmentally appropriate texts as measured by our internal assessments (STAR and DRA).


    100% of all students will show a minimum SGP between 35-60 points for students in grades 2-8 for math and reading.


    100% of all students in grades K-1 will progress as evidenced by the monthly DRA growth chart.


    By the end of the 2020-2021 school year, 100% of the teaching staff will implement one student-oriented lesson in reading, math, science, or history, as an Apple Certified Teacher to support S.T.E.M. and technology for student engagement monthly. 


    Southside STEM Academy at Campostella

    School-wide Instructional Strategies



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    Mission Statement


    Southside S.T.E.M. Academy at Campostella program incorporates Problem and Project-Based learning with a special emphasis on the area of Engineering. The purpose is to increase early student value and awareness in S.T.E.M. areas (Science, Technology, Pre-Engineering, and Mathematics) while preparing them with 21st Century skills necessary to meet the future demands of a globally competitive workforce.


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    The vision for Southside STEM Academy at Campostella is to provide an academically challenging learning environment for K-8 students with S.T.E.M. as a focus through reading comprehension embedded in all content areas of reading, math, science, history, and writing.  Students will experience a rigorous curriculum, augmented with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts. Through the integration of problem and project-based inquiry activities, critical thinking skills will be fostered and authentic learning experiences will be provided.

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    Instructional Focus


    The instructional focus for Southside STEM Academy at Campostella is S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Pre-Engineering, and Mathematics) with a direct focus on engineering and reading comprehension in all content areas with Apple as a resource to foster the strategic move from low student achievement to high student achievement.  


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     Student Friendly Statement


    SSAC can’t be stopped


     With active reading


     We’ll score to the top!


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     Daily Affirmation


    I am somebody


    And I will achieve great things!




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Contact Information

  • Southside STEM Academy at Campostella

    1106 Campostella Rd.
    Norfolk, VA 23523

    Phone: 757-494-3850
    FAX: 757-494-3860

    Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM only.
    Student Hours:
    8:15 AM - 2:45 PM.


    Mrs. Lenthia L. Willie-Clark, Principal

    Ms.  Jerrilynn Dickey, Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Tanisha Urquhart, Assistant Principal

    MrsDonna Heggins, Office Manager

    Ms. Courtney R. Exum, Student Data Specialist