STEM Academy



    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.

    Students interested in being chosen for the STEM Academy must fill out an application when they are posted (January 2023) and take an entrance exam.

    This is an example of the timeline of the Application and Assessment Process for STEM for your reference:

    The STEM Academy Entrance Exam will be held on February 11, 2023, in the Liberty HS Lecture Hall for students at BOTH Goetz and McAuliffe.

    Students that can not attend must attend a makeup session at their school.

    McAuliffe students - Date TBD Room 112 - 2:30 - 4:30

    Goetz students - Date TBD - IMC - 2:30 - 4:30

    Students staying for the make-up exam sessions need to be picked up at 4:30.  No transportation will be provided.  

    Students should bring their district issued chromebooks fully charged to the testing site.  

    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

    • Lori Henry, Science & Math Supervisor at 732-833-4600, ext. 4222.



The STEM Academy Experience

Applying to the STEM Academy

Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline






    All Jackson Academies of Learning Information and Applications will be posted in

    JANUARY 2023!


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