STEM Academy

STEM Endorsement Requirements

(1) take challenging courses through the pathway of interest (see below for specific requirements),

(2) pursue two job shadow experiences, an educational learning opportunity, and community service related to STEM fields.

(3) complete a senior year capstone experience: internship, experimental design, or research project.

Academy Course Requirements

Students can choose either a math or science concentration to meet the STEM Academy requirements:

Science Concentration Requirements

      • 5 science credits; Honors level or higher (must include at least 1 AP level)
      • 4 mathematics credits; Honors level or higher
      • Extended Learning Opportunity
      • Community Service with some STEM related connection
      • Career Exploration (job shadows and capstone experience)

Math Concentration Requirements:

      • 4 science credits; Honors level or higher
      • 5 mathematics credits; Honors level or higher (must include 2 credits being AP level or 1 AP and 1 college level)
      • Extended Learning Opportunity
      • Community Service with some STEM related connection
      • Career Exploration (job shadows and capstone experience)

Application Process

  • Application windows:
    • Freshman and Sophomore years: September and May.
    • Junior year: September
  • Applications are considered by faculty from the relevant content areas.
  • Letters will be sent home when selection process is completed.
  • Appeals can be directed to the Principal.