ASTEC Charter Schools brings opportunity to central Oklahoma
The Advanced Science and Technology Education Charter (ASTEC) Schools became Oklahoma’s first start-up charter school in 2000, founded by Dr. Freda Deskin. The school began with just 100 middle school student scholars and quickly grew to include a high school with a combined enrollment of more than 1,000 scholars, plus a waiting list of several hundred.
Dr. Freda Deskin
ASTEC Founder & CEO
ASTEC is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) school in which student scholars havetechnology as a core subject everyday in engaging classrooms where the liberal arts are fully integrated. In addition to these core subjects, ASTEC values character, manners, proper etiquette, social and cultural awareness, a strong work ethic and entrepreneurship.
All scholars who enter ASTEC Middle School are required to take nine-weeks of character education,
manners and etiquette. The administration, faculty and staff reinforce these positive behaviors throughout the school year. ASTEC is a different kind of school experience. I encourage you to learn what makes us unique. Learn about our academic, social and cultural offerings, our accomplishments and our goals. The best way to get to know ASTEC is to visit us in person. All who do, report their amazement of what they see and hear in our schools.
Explore ASTEC! is a one-hour, get acquainted tour of ASTEC Charter Schools that allows the business and civic community a behind the scenes look at our school. Morning tours include breakfast with me
in our Central Office Conference room. These tours give visitors a first hand look at how scholars in a public school setting can thrive through innovations in education.
You will witness ASTEC’s technologically advanced, hands on classrooms where students are engaged and respectful, along with our HealthCorps wellness and nutritions program and our fresh food approach to student dining and I’ll share our unique leadership structure, our employee merit and bonus pay plan and how our faculty are engaged in weekly professional development and coaching sessions.