Published September 22, 2021
On September 17, 2021, a ribbon-cutting ceremony acknowledged and celebrated the opening of Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy. 2020 bond funds allowed for a $560,000 internal renovation of the existing building, which also houses Montbello Career and Technical High School.
Phase 1 of construction built the infrastructure necessarily to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) programming for the inaugural 9th grade class. Future construction projects are expected to continue supporting the phase-in of grades 10-12 to meet program needs.The phase 1 project scope included:
Founded upon the principles of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy honors scholars’ history, individuality, cultural experiences, and future potential while providing a rigorous and high-quality academic experience. Learn more at robertfsmith.dpsk12.org