First STEM school for autistic students opens in south Phoenix

Twelve students are finishing up their first semester at Science Prep Academy, a school designed to help autistic students develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Kenneth Mims, founder and principal of the school, says his goal is to give his students a path to become scientists. In addition to STEM education, the students work with speech and occupational therapists to understand nonverbal cues and self-regulation.

Sponsor message:

In this segment:

Kenneth Mims: Principal, Science Prep Academy

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

'Nature' schedule for June 2018

Nature "Sex, Lies and Butterflies"

“Nature” shows the world from an animal point of view each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Arizona PBS celebrates the joy of reading with ‘The Great American Read’

The Great American Read

The new series and nationwide campaign ask readers to choose “America’s Best-Loved Book.”

June specials highlight travel, health and music

Andrea Bocelli – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special