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Our Mission

Welcome to The Solution


(pronounced “gap-pah stem”)


Why Garvey/Allen?

An ACHIEVER is defined as a person who achieves a high or specified level of success. Thus, it is our belief that children enter our school as students and leave GAVPAA STEM as ACHIEVERS. We believe, “ACHIEVERS are the architects of their own destinies.” At Garvey/Allen, ACHIEVERS are given a reimagined education where barriers are non-existent. ACHIEVERS are guided to design a personalized learning experience based on their talents and interests. No longer will children have to choose between The Arts or STEM. Our Founder believes both are vital to ACHIEVERS intellectual, academic, and professional growth. Garvey/Allen understands that a “people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots,” they won’t grow. Therefore, we will build a foundation enriched with legacy, tolerance, leadership, justice, and equity. Our ACHIEVERS will explore and discover themselves, their culture and the world around them, through both an Artistic and STEM perspective.


Our Mission

The mission of GAVPAA STEM Charter School is to transform historically disenfranchised minority students into ACHIEVERS, and only refer to them as such; who will become high performing graduates, that attend the top schools of our nation, be provided intensive, high level arts training with a rigorous college preparatory STEM infused curriculum, all while learning cultural connectedness, tolerance and leadership excellence. We are educating achievers so that they will accomplish their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens.

The Vision

At GAVPAA STEM it is our vision that we provide “Excellence on Purpose,” while transforming students into ACHIEVERS who are history makers, stereotype breakers, and architects of their own destinies; We Soar to Great Heights.