GULF SHORES, Alabama – At the Gulf Shores City Council meeting on July 27, 2020, Mayor Robert Craft and City Council unanimously approved a resolution to move forward with the addition of a new Science, Reading, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Collaborative Mathematics Learning Center (STREAM) program at Gulf Shores Elementary School.
The new center will create the capacity to cope with enrollment growth and introduce a 21st century learning environment, which aims to provide a student-centered and experience-based learning atmosphere that incorporates styles of both low and high tech teaching in educational philosophy. In addition, the center will feature six new flexible classrooms, two STREAM labs, relaxation areas and outdoor learning areas, each space being used for learning purposes.
The new center is the latest project in a series of capital improvements for schools in the city of Gulf Shores. Other projects include major renovations to both Gulf Shores Elementary and Middle, and a new multipurpose auxiliary gymnasium and a complete overhaul of the competition gymnasium and locker rooms at Gulf Shores High.
Construction of the STREAM collaborative learning center is expected to begin in August 2020 with an opening date scheduled for August 2021, before the start of the school year.
For more information on the city of Gulf Shores, please visit www.gulfshoresal.gov.