STEM Academy

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    STEM ACADEMY INFORMATION

    The Jackson School District's STEM Academy offers interested and qualifying students an educational experience that emphasizes the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    This rigorous 21st century program will provide students with the STEM-capable skills needed to compete in a demanding global economy. STEM professions are currently the fastest growing fields in the workplace, yet the United States lags significantly in regard to producing STEM-capable workers.

    The Jackson STEM Academy provides students with a focused curriculum in these areas. Students will graduate with the readiness for college and will have gained workplace experience in the STEM pathway of their choice. The Jackson Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will utilize an innovative educational model to provide your child with a rich, rigor-filled educational experience. Our unique educational approach allows us to tailor an education that is specific to each learner.

    In addition to submitting your application, students interested in being chosen for the STEM Academy must take an entrance exam.  The exam consists of three parts: 25 Math multiple-choice, 20 Science multiple-choice, and 1 Science free response question.  

    • The STEM Academy Entrance Exam will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Liberty HS Lecture Hall for students at BOTH Goetz and McAuliffe.
    • No transportation will be provided. Students should bring their district-issued Chromebooks fully charged to the testing site.  
    • Any student unable to attend the Feb 10th exam must get approval from the Supervisor.  Please email mjennings@jacksonsd.org if you are not able to attend.  A make-up exam will be given after school the week of February 12th for approved applicants only.

     

    Click HERE for entrance exam practice problems.  (Answer key)

     

    High School Course Progression:

    View the STEM Academy Course Progression 

    Revisions to the current progression were made based on feedback from students, alumni, teachers, parents, and administration.  Students currently enrolled in the STEM Academy can follow the guidelines listed in the Progression document.  

     
    General Information about the Academy:

    Students may apply to more than one Academy but must complete a separate application for each Academy.  If a student is accepted to more than one academy, they will need to choose one academy to commit to.  

    If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the McAuliffe School Guidance office at (732) 833-4727 or the Goetz School Guidance office at (732) 833-4747.

    If you have questions about the STEM Academy itself, you can call or email

STEM Academy Application

Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline

  • Applications will open on the website on Friday, January 12, 2024

    Application Deadline EXTENDED TO Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m.

    STEM Entrance Exam - Saturday, February 10, 2024


    APPLICATIONS:

    All applications are due Feb. 6, 2024 by 9 a.m. (Late applications will NOT be accepted)

    Notices of Academy Acceptances will be sent on Friday, March 1, 2024 for all Academies of Learning.

     All applications are located on each Academy's page.

The STEM Academy Experience

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