Innova Girls Academy Charter School is on a mission to help Rochester's girls see themselves as leaders and problem-solvers. A STEAM based school, all students will engage daily in culturally relevant project-based learning that builds confidence and a love of learning. Our school is designed with these 6 key elements in mind: STEAM Education for All: We believe that the future belongs to those who create. Every day our students will take math, science, and computer science courses. Culturally Relevant Curriculum: We believe that all girls in Rochester are capable of academic excellence. We commit to providing access to college-prep curriculum that challenges and engages our students. Equitable Supports for all Students: Through small group instruction and technology-integrate classrooms, each student will have access to unique, data-driven supports. Excellence in Teaching: We believe that each moment at school should work in service of academic and social/emotional development. Efficient systems for teachers and students will put the focus on learning. We will use educational technology to streamline our work. We will support teachers to grow and develop as professionals. A Girl Scouts School: We are proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of Western New York. All girls who attend Innova Girls Academy will have the opportunity to also become a Girl Scout. Students will engage in leadership development and STEAM activities prepared by the Girl Scouts every day at school. An All-Girls Setting: We commit to designing an educational experience specifically with Rochester girls in mind. Traditionally, co-ed schools have lacked opportunities for young women to develop confidence of voice in STEAM. Our single gender school will focus on breaking down stereotype threat and proving that women belong as leaders in STEAM. With a focus on leadership, our students will graduate with the confidence to make changes in the world around them.