About Our K-8 Charter School

Our Leadership

The governing board of Mallard Creek STEM Academy is excited to open this school and serve students by providing them a true integration of a STEM focus beginning in Kindergarten and using a workshop model for instruction allow students to read and write on their own levels and to grow and improve at their own pace! Our students will be served by teachers who have been trained by The Teachers College of Columbia and Discovery Place Education Studio to ensure they have the most advanced education using the best instructional practices.

Discovery Place

From inquiry-based hands-on state-of-the-art labs to live animals and ever-changing exhibitions, Discovery Place engages minds and ignites wonder during an unparalleled learning experience. Out students will benefit from our partnership with the Education Studio: Discovery Place Education Studio

Bringing wonder to the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Discovery Place Education Studio is a professional development program serving pre K-12 educators and administrators from schools, museums, science centers, zoos and  aquariums.

Teachers College of Columbia

Our Reading and Writing Teachers have been trained by the Teachers College of Columbia through the Reading and Writing Project. All ELA teachers are trained to deliver their content through a workshop model designed to engage students and increase student achievement.


The mission of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. We accomplish this goal through research, curriculum development, and through working should-to-shoulder with students. teachers, and school leaders. The organization has developed state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction. www.readingandwritingproject.org

Mission Statement

Mallard Creek STEM Academy promotes high academic achievement by increasing student engagement through a workshop model that encourages and empowers students to take ownership of their own learning.

About Charter Schools

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a public school that operates as a school of choice. Charter schools commit to obtaining specific educational objectives in return for a charter to operate a school. Charter schools adhere to regulations of public schools and do not charge any tuition.

Are charter schools free?

Charter schools are tuition-free. As public schools, charter schools are publicly funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars similar to district schools. This funding ensures that charter schools are free to the public and open to all.

Are charters public schools?

Yes, charter schools are tuition-free, public schools that operate independently from the school district’s central bureaucracy. Each charter school is governed by its own local school community, which often includes parents and teachers – rather than a district. This freedom allows teachers to be more innovative and signed with their community to shape their local school.

How do I apply for this school?

You may apply to the school directly in person during regular school hours or you can apply online HERE

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