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GEMS - GISE K-7 STEM Academy Summer Session

GEMS - GISE K-7 STEM Academy Summer Session

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GEMS & GISE invites all Minneapolis Public School current Kindergarten through 7th grade students to register for the GEMS-GISE Summer STEM Academy!

The GEMS-GISE Summer Academy is focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Students will actively engage through a project-based and problem-based hands on and minds on approach to learning that integrates the skills of reading and math. Students immerse in high interest and rigorous STEM learning experiences that are designed to provide relevant real-world connections and career explorations.

The GEMS-GISE STEM Academy for Summer 2021 provides families with several options for participation. This summer GEMS-GISE will offer face to face STEM Academy programming and an online distance learning option STEM Academy for students in grades K-7.


GEMS-GISE STEM Academies Summer 2021

Dates: June 21, 2021 through July 29, 2021  (NO CLASS ON JULY 5, 2021)

Days: Monday through Thursday

Elementary In Person (Current Gr K-4):

Pillsbury Elementary School: 2250 Garfield St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Lucy Craft Laney School: 3333 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412

Course Description Link Here


Multi-Cultural Experience Summer Program  (Current Gr K-4 In Person Learning Only at Pillsbury)

Students Grades K-5 are invited to enroll in a 6 week long all-day immersive cultural experience where they will learn about some of the cultures that are here in Minneapolis: Latin American, Somali and Hmong (two week rotation each).  Through arts, literature, social traditions, games and STEM students will learn about the historical contributions of these cultures in our city. This immersion experience will provide an opportunity for students to gain a deeper understand of the cultures they interact with daily. Beyond the color of our eyes and skin..Are we really that different? Come join us and find out! 

American Indian STEAM (Gr K-4): The American Indian STEAM Immersive Experience is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the unique heritage of American Indian nations found MN. This course emphasizes Indigenous ways of knowing and learning in the past and present while also exploring American Indian contributions to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Topics include: American Indian language and vocabulary, culture based stories and oral histories, Indigenous star knowledge, methods for keeping count, traditional and contemporary expressions of models through art, and various engineering and design activities related to winter.  This is a 6 week all-day experience.


Middle School In Person (Current Gr 5-7):

Northeast Middle School: 2955 Hayes St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Sanford Middle School: 3524 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Course Description Link Here


Distance Learning:     

GEMS-GISE Virtual Elementary STEM Academy (Current Gr K-4)

Course Description Link Here

GEMS-GISE Virtual Middle School STEM Academy (Current Gr 5-7)

Course Description Link Here


Student’s Current School Location



Andersen, Anishinabe, Bancroft, Dowling, Folwell, Hale, Hiawatha, Howe, Lake Nokomis Keewaydin, Lake Nokomis Wenonah, Marcy, Northrop, Pillsbury, Pratt, Seward, Sheridan, Sullivan, Waite Park, Webster. Residences East of 94/35W.


8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Armatage, Barton, Bethune, Bryn Mawr, Burroughs, Cityview, Emerson, Green, Hall, Hmong, Jefferson, Jenny Lind, Kenny, Kenwood, Lake Harriet Lower, Lake Harriet Upper, Loring, Lucy Laney, Lyndale, Nellie Stone Johnson, Whittier, Windom. Residences West of 94/35W.


9:15 AM - 3:45 PM



Student’s Current School Location

Will attend the Current Grades 5-7 GEMS/GISE/STEM Summer Session School Location Below:



Anwatin, Bethune, Bryn Mawr, Cityview, Franklin, Hall, Heritage, Hmong International, Jenny Lind, Loring, Lucy Laney, Marcy, Nellie Stone, Northeast, Olson, Pillsbury, Sheridan, Waite Park

Residences North of 394/94


9:15 AM - 3:45 PM

Andersen, Anishinabe, Anthony Armatage, Bancroft, Barton, Burroughs, Dowling, Emerson, Field, Folwell, Green, Howe, Jefferson, Justice Page, Kenny, Kenwood, Lake Harriet Upper, Lake Nokomis Keewaydin, Lyndale, Northrop, Pratt, Sanford, Seward, Sullivan, Whittier, Windom

Residences South of 394/94



9:15 AM - 3:45 PM