The A.C.T.S. Capstone Course was designed to be a senior capstone experience for STEM program participants. The purpose of the course is to promote the following with our scholars:
Students need the opportunity to understand the engineering design process and the technical development model so they can be informed participants in the 21st century.
Students should be advocates and change agents of their communities by identifying problems and presenting solutions.
Students of color must be encouraged to be owners and creators of innovation rather than only consumers.
Atlanta’s start-up ecosystem is growing and ripe for opportunity. Students need the knowledge to properly engage in and leverage what their city has to offer.
Andrea P. Miller
STEM INSTRUCTIONAL COACH + SPECIALIST
Atlanta born and Decatur bred, Ms. Miller graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Public Policy and Marketing from Duke University. She has also earned a Masters Degree in Urban Education Leadership from Columbia University and a Education Specialist in Education Leadership from the University of West Georgia. During her 14 year education tenure she has served as a secondary Mathematics and Social Studies teacher and Instructional Coach of all subjects and grade levels. She is entering her 9th year at South Atlanta High School and is currently serving as the STEM Instructional Coach and Specialist for the school. She has served in this capacity since the inception of the school's STEM initiative in 2017. Ms. Miller has led K-12 STEM initiatives not only within the school and district but in the greater Atlanta ecosystem.