As one of Brevard Public Schools three Schools of Choice, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts offers an option to parents of school children in Brevard County, Florida. All students within the county are eligible to apply.
R.L. Stevenson Elementary offers students a challenging, expansive academic program designed to provide students with learning opportunities over and above those found in a traditional classroom. The school offers a distinct, innovative curriculum, based in the Arts. This option, while integrated into the core curriculum, extends the depth and breadth of the curriculum.
The school is equipped with the latest technology. The faculty undergoes continuous training in the incorporation of these technologies in the curriculum.
The school's philosophy supports the merit of family involvement in a student's education. Thus, as part of having children attend Stevenson, parents are required to be actively involved in the school by volunteering - as a family - 20 hours per year.
R.L. Stevenson promotes a learning environment that ensures all involved participants -- students, faculty and parents -- honor and adhere to a philosophy of good conduct, character and respectful communication. The model for this portion of our program is "Character Counts".
All students attending Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts are required to wear uniforms to school. Such uniformity fosters an orderly learning environment, and eliminates disparity among the student's apparel options. Uniforms may be purchased from Turner's School Time, 843 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL, phone: 321-723-3223. Or, order online at School Time Uniforms.
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts is a School of Choice that provides quality education and fosters a dynamic and intellectually charged learning environment for students, combining a specialized curriculum area in the arts with core traditional teaching that takes place in a safe and nurturing environment.
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts provides a unique environment that gives students various forms of enrichment in the arts and extends the depth and breadth of the public school curriculum. Stevenson Elementary School enables students to receive a quality education in an atmosphere of academic excellence and intellectual challenge. The child-centered curriculum encourages children to grow academically, creatively, socially, physically, and culturally.
R.L. Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts
VIERA, October 2, 2007 —Brevard Public Schools was notified today that three district schools were named by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings as 2007 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools. Port Malabar Elementary School, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School of the Arts, and Suntree Elementary School are three of 287 schools in the United States and only 13 public schools in Florida to win this honor.
BPS is first in Florida in the number of 2007 Blue Ribbon Schools. The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools award, one of the most prestigious education awards in the country, distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.
“This is a tremendous honor not only for these schools, but for our district,” said Superintendent Dr. Richard A. DiPatri. “We always say that student achievement is our priority, and these three schools are evidence of this commitment. I congratulate the teachers, administrators, students and parents who worked so hard to earn this honor.”
The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. The schools are selected based on one of two criteria: 1) Schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that dramatically improve student performance to high levels on state tests; and 2) Schools whose students, regardless of background, achieve in the top 10 percent of their state on state tests or in the case of private schools in the top 10 percent of the nation on nationally-normed tests. Under No Child Left Behind, schools must make Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, in reading and language arts and mathematics. Each state—not the federal government—sets its own academic standards and benchmark goals.
The three BPS schools will be honored in a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12-13. The schools will receive a plaque and a flag signifying their NCLB-Blue Ribbon School status.