Award Year: 2017

Robert L. Stevenson Elementary School

1450 Martin Boulevard
Merritt Island, FL, 32952-5514

(321) 454-3550

Mr. Michael Normand Corneau, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Brevard Public School District

School Website

Mission

To have a pedagogical understanding about learning so children will experience academic, emotional, and social success requires working "enthusiastically and in concert" as a learner, teacher, and leader.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 77%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 24%
Application
By honoring different learning styles, Stevenson students experience many opportunities to learn and grow.

By honoring different learning styles, Stevenson students experience many opportunities to learn and grow.

Stevenson's model of collaborative leadership values teachers' ideas, seeks input from teachers, engages teachers in decision-making, trusts teachers' professional judgement, and supports and rewards risk-taking and innovative ideas designed to improve student learning. To share ideas of effective practice brings about our purpose that extends back to a common vision and mission. Therefore, "to give students every opportunity to live and lead a rewarding life in the 21st Century, means to offer ways to explore matters of the mind and also of the heart." As a public school of choice, it is our belief that our collective efficacy stems on and from the ideas of its people.

Creating a stimulating environment, Stevenson has a 1:1 computer to student ratio. Students are taught to research problems of practice that are found in the real world and then apply and present information using many platforms to communicate their work. Creativity is cultivated where students take dance, sing, play musical instruments, and make a variety of art products--all a part of our everyday experience. Our strongly held belief in building high quality relationships forges the idea that growth mindset is about the ability to "fail forward" and learning what achievement means. Students hold "town house" meetings where collectively they develop as well as contribute service projects that directly relate to the community.

Stevenson exhibits a love of learning by priding ourselves in making a seamless transition for families new to Stevenson from the first encounter with office personnel to administration; all are welcome to join our unique learning environment.