Parent Resources

Dear Payne STEAM Academy Families,

          We thank you for your continued patience and support during this time of transition.  In addition to the homework packets you will receive, we would like to encourage your child to take advantage of the online resources available to him/her via their classlink account. 

  1. iReady provides daily reading and math lessons for your student..
  2. McGraw Hill provides access to your child’s core math curriculum.
  3. Holt McDougle Online provides access to Collections English/Language Arts for all 6th - 8th grade students
  4. Thinkcentral provides access to Journeys English/Language Arts for all TK-5 students
  5. Imagine Learning provides additional reading and language arts lessons for all TK-5 students.

In addition to these online resources, please take advantage of the many free STEAM-themed online learning options available to you. If your student needs support with the Math assignments provided, be sure to take advantage of the free online instruction available through Khan Academy (see resources below). 

Free STEAM-themed online learning options to consider for any time


Mystery Science is a great site for K-5 Science offering free lessons:  



Free keyboarding sites for kids: 



Free Coding platforms for kids: 





Khan Academy offers free access to learners and teachers to assign personalized lessons:  

Parent Education

The single greatest influence in student achievement is the parent.

Children whose parents are active in their child’s education are generally more successful and have fewer behavior problems. Parents, who carefully check their child’s homework for completeness and correctness, are more knowledgeable in what their child is learning.

Payne STEAM Academy urges all parents to take an active role in their child’s education:

  • At the beginning of the school year parents should meet with teacher involved with their child’s education (make appointment / send email).
  • Know what is expected of the child and the parent.
  • Know what the parent can do at home to support the education of the child.
  • Know what will be taught throughout the year and be prepared to help your child understand the new material.

You can see what your child is required to know to pass his/her grade level at