Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
The Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will prepare the next generation of designers and innovators to lead our country. Students will have an opportunity to select various science, engineering and mathematics classes. Beginning with introductory classes and moving to more advanced classes, students will have a choice of three curriculum pathways: physical science, biotechnology and engineering. A culminating capstone project is a vital assessment for all STEM academy participants during their final year. The curriculum will focus on problem solving and critical thinking skills to challenge and prepare students for high demand 21st century professions.
The vision of the STEM Academy is to encourage more students to take more mathematics and science in high school, to offer Career and Technical Education classes in Engineering and Sustainability; and to provide sequential, four year pathways of high school classes for students desiring a STEM post-secondary career. The STEM Academy will assist students in making connections between mathematics, science and engineering design through project-based learning; develop critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills and make students feel more confident in their abilities to understand and do mathematics and science.