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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Gus Franklin, Jr. STEM Academy Parents, Guardians, Students and Community,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School year.  It is my honor and privilege to serve as the principal at Gus Franklin, Jr. STEM Academy.  We are pleased to enter into our third school year. Currently we host Transitional Kindergarten through Fifth grade. We are located in Victorville just North of Mojave Drive and East of Rt. 395.  As a partner to all the schools in the Adelanto School District we are working together to offer many opportunities for our children.

As a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school were are moving our children towards college and career readiness. Our STEM curriculum is Project Lead the Way and is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  It is our goal to give students access to STEM education that will allow all children to enhance their knowledge of 21st century life skills. 

This past year our students have won many awards at UC-Riverside, School Site Honors and our District Science Fair.  This year we will embark on implementation of the GAVRT program and introduce students to Lego and Vex Robotics.   Additionally, we will have parent trainings on the Core Standards and NGSS. 

I want to personally thank you for helping your children and our community to be such a great success during our 2nd full year of school.  We are honored to have you and your family as part of our community.  Please remember that you are welcome to email me or contact the school at your convenience. 


Mina J. Blazy