STEM Academy

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    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.


    What Will I Study?

    View the STEM Course Progression for the STEM Academy


    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?

  • Students interested in applying for the STEM Academy will need to submit an online application and must take a STEM Entrance Exam prior to being considered. The application deadline is Jan. 19 (but please note that after Jan. 19 there is only one opportunity to take the entrance exam on Feb. 1)


    The STEM Entrance Exams will be held on the dates below. Students may take the exam on any date below, regardless of their home school.

    STEM Entrance Exam:
    • Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) at Liberty High School Lecture Hall
    Makeup dates for Entrance Exam:
    Students can attend either makeup session - regardless of school currently attending 
    • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 (2:45 - 4:45) at Goetz Middle School
    • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 (2:45 - 4:45) at McAuliffe Middle School

Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline

  • December 1, 2017   - Online Applications Available (after 2 p.m.)

    January 19th, 2018 - Application Deadline

    February 1, 2018 to February 16, 2018 - Auditions/ Interviews/ Assessments (Where Applicable)

    March 1, 2018 - Acceptance Letters Sent

    March 19, 2018 - Students and Parents Confirm Acceptance Into Selected Academy