Providing students with STEAM education to meet the growing demands of a new digital economy
The StatSquad STEAM Program is an after school, athletic-based program that provides learning opportunities and hands-on experience for high school students in the areas of information technology, digital media and data analytics. We work directly with your teaching staff and/or your Career and Technical Education department to implement a curriculum that was developed by one of the leading mathematics professors in the country. STEAM education is at the forefront of national discussion with a need to introduce relevant, interesting and synchronized concepts to introduce these skills. Our program ties learning STEAM skills to sports, extends the school day for participants and inspires learning through the catalyst of sports.
- Providing practical hands-on experience to better prepare graduates for an evolving job landscape
- Online learning management system to aid teachers and program administrators
The StatSquad curriculum was developed in a partnership between NAS and renown statistician Tim Chartier, associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Davidson College. StatSquad is modeled after a program that Chartier successfully implemented at Davidson between his students and the basketball program. "NAS provides us the opportunity to introduce a collegiate-prep statistics program at the high school level and build broader excitement for students by tying it into the passion of athletics," said Chartier. "StatSquad provides a relatable environment for students to see how data can influence better-informed decisions, and allows coaching staffs and athletes to see the benefit of using analytics as a tool to better position themselves for success."