S.T.R.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology Recreation/Redirection, Engineering/English, Art and Math. It is a STEM based program that utilizes an innovative and comprehensive approach to introducing students to the STEM field.
S.T.R.E.A.M. focuses on developing the whole student by adding recreation, redirection and art to the STEM content. Students receive; help with homework, recreational and enrichment opportunities, and access to engaging STEM lessons.
"Andrew William Ernest Bassette, an educator and lawyer, was born in Elizabeth City County, Virginia, on February 14, 1865 and died August 7, 1941. He was one of seven children of Burl and Fannie Bassette.
He married Ida Elizabeth Diggs in 1884 and of this wedlock six children were born.
Mr. Bassette received his early education in Elizabeth City County, Virginia, graduating from the Hampton Normal and Agriculture Institute (presently Hampton University) in 1876, and entered the teaching profession. His teaching career spanned a period of thirty-nine years.
Mr. Bassette's professional attainment and devotion to teaching merited the naming of a school in Hampton,VA in his honor in 1895.
The beautiful school, named in his honor, will be a living monument to his foresight and his untiring devotion to education, to his race, and to humanity."
- Bassette Website 2003-2004 SY