STEM Academy



    The Jackson School District's STEM Academy offers interested 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.

    Students interested in being chosen for the STEM Academy must fill out an application on or before February 12, 2021 and take an entrance exam.


    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 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 Video

How Do I Apply?

  • Applications are now CLOSED as of FEBRUARY 12, 2021.

    APPLICATION LETTERS will be sent on Friday, March 5, 2021.



    The entrance exam will take place REMOTELY on TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 23rd.  from 2:00 - 3:30 PM.

    This time is for BOTH GOETZ and McAULIFFE applicants.

    You will be contacted by Ms. Topoleski's office regarding the Exam and other pertinent log in information.



    Link to Jackson STEM Academy Application



Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline

  • ALL Jackson School District "Academies of Learning" Applications are now CLOSED. 

    The Application Portal CLOSED on FRIDAY - February 12th.

    APPLICATION NOTIFICATION LETTERS will be sent on Friday, March 5th, 2021


    For additional information view the


    November 11 

    Watch the Video

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    All Jackson Academy Applications are available online from now until February 12, 2021