66. Investing Kids in their Education with Shannon Beem from SLAM! AZ

Today I am chatting with Shannon Beem, the Principal of SLAM! Arizona.fSLAM (Sports Leadership, Arts, and Management) Arizona is a public charter school. Their mission is to provide an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment that produces college-bound graduates and positions them for future success. SLAM! defines “sports” as a pathway for students to engage in positive competition in and out of the classroom allowing them to experience dealing with success, challenges and teamwork. SLAM is opening a brand new elementary program, k-5, this August! Check out this episode to learn more about SLAM AZ! 


Episode Highlights:

  • Definition of a public charter school 
  • New k-5 program 
  • Enrollment process
  • Incorporating sports into the curriculum
  • Offering college credits as early as middle school
  • Organized  P.E. 3 times a week!


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