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 and take an entrance exam.
High School Course Progression:
View the revised STEM Academy Course Progression for the freshman class (Class of 2024)
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
- Tina Topoleski, Science Supervisor at TETopoleski@jacksonsd.org or 732-833-4600, ext. 4222.
STEM Academy Video
How Do I Apply?
Join us for our JSD PARENT ACADEMY INFORMATION NIGHT for all current eighth grade families at both Goetz and McAuliffe on: DATE TBD
Tentatively: The STEM Entrance Exams will be held in February 2021 - there will be a date for each Middle School.
Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline
OCTOBER 2020 - Information will be shared pending Phase 1 of JSD Framework Plan.