Sequoia Middle School is proud to be a NASA Explorer School. At our school dedication and NASA kickoff, we were joined by Astronaut Colonel Alvin Drew (STS-118), PUSD Superintendent Dr. John Snavely and the Governing Board, Congressman Devin Nunes, State Senator Roy Ashburn, and many other local dignitaries.
The NASA Explorer School (NES) program is a three-year educational partnership. This "pipeline" strategic initiative promotes and supports the incorporation of NASA content and programs into science, technology and mathematics curricula in classroom grades 4-9 across the United States. Targeting underserved populations in diverse geographic locations, NASA Explorer Schools bring together educators, administrators, students and families in sustained involvement with NASA's education programs.
Students and staff develop connections to broader and deeper learning experiences by traveling outside the area. With the NES program, gaining access to scientists and working professionals throughout the country via a video/digital learning network brings the experts into the classroom.