The Fraser Heights Science Academy is a joint venture with Simon Fraser University in which students will have the opportunity to enroll in University chemistry courses while still in secondary school. The goal of the program is to strengthen and develop the student's foundations and concepts so that they may excel in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) fields in University and beyond.
Consistent to 21st Century learning we feel that the process of doing science is more important than remembering scientific facts. One of the concerns expressed by Universities is that many students entering the field of Science do not have the ability to transfer knowledge outside of the classroom. As a result they often don’t see the connections between mathematics and science. Furthermore, many secondary students that take university equivalent courses like AP Chemistry or AP Physics 1 have acquired scientific facts but in most cases they don’t have the scientific skills necessary to translate their knowledge for sucess in a University course. For this reason, Fraser Heights Integrated Mathematics and Science Academy has come up with a model that aims to address these concerns.