Gowan Company’s success is dependent upon a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce. Among the employees are biologists, agronomists, chemists, accountants and engineers. Talented professionals with training in the STEM fields have been in short supply in Yuma for many years. To address this shortage, Gowan Company partnered with Crane Elementary School District to provide the first STEM school in Yuma County. In 2013, Gowan Science Academy opened its doors to families across the county. Gowan Science Academy is a Kinder through 6th grade elementary school with 420 students enrolled. At Gowan Science Academy, STEM education is fully integrated, standards driven learning. This is achieved by having a STEM focus that requires inquiry learning, socratic discussion, group collaboration, and critical thinking to solve real world problems through community projects in an environment of kindness, trust, and support to increase everyone’s success. Gowan Science Academy’s curriculum is rooted in science. Students examine real-world problems, create solutions to these problems and effectively communicate their ideas. In the four years Gowan Science Academy has been opened, student growth and enthusiasm have exceeded our expectations. This school is making a valuable impact in our community and preparing students for an ever changing STEM workforce.
Gowan Company is a locally owned family business that develops, markets, and sells agricultural inputs such as seed, fertilizer, and crop protection products in most of the world. Founded in Yuma over 50 years ago by Jon and Caroline Jessen, it is a proud member of the Yuma community. Gowan Company provides over 450 jobs locally.
Gowan Science Academy shares a campus with H.L. Suverkrup. We are located at 1590 S. Avenue C (corner of 16th Street and Avenue C).
Gowan Science Academy has its own front office. If you plan on visiting, please stop in the H.L.S. front office to receive a visitor's pass.
We are the Gowan Science Academy GATORS! Our colors are green and gold.