VIDEO: Ocean View’s Lake View Elementary School reopens with a STEAM focus

Nearly two years after Lake View Elementary School in the Ocean View School District was shuttered due to asbestos concerns, the campus has been reopened — and reinvented.

On Wednesday, more than 300 students came streaming back to a state-of-the-art primary school with a new emphasis on STEAM — or science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Classrooms now feature high-tech video panels that connect with student devices, as well as furniture that can reconfigure to create flexible teaching and learning spaces. The Huntington Beach school is also equipped with engineering, robotics and arts labs.

Staff says the educational program will promote learning that is self-directed and project-based.

“Today we’re here to reopen the school, not only reconstructed and in great condition, looking beautiful as you can see, but also as a brand new STEAM school,” said Gina Clayton-Tarvin, president of the Ocean View School District Governing Board. “So we’re just thrilled to have everybody come out today .. and to see what’s going on here at our school.”

Our Media Services team toured the new-and-improved campus and spoke with school and district officials about the transformation. Check out their coverage above.