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.

    In addition to submitting your application, students interested in being chosen for the STEM Academy must take an entrance exam.

    • The STEM Academy Entrance Exam will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 from 8 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.  
    • Please email if you are not able to attend.


    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, or at

Applying to the STEM Academy

  • Notices of Acceptance for all Academies of Learning will be sent on Friday, March 3, 2023.

    Link to Jackson STEM Academy Application

    Due Jan. 26, 2023 at midnight

     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. Details will be sent to all applicants.


Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline


    Notices of Academy Acceptances will be sent on Friday, March 3, 2023 for all Academies of Learning.

    All applications are located on each Academy's page.

    All applications are due Jan. 26, 2023 by midnight.

    (Late applications will NOT be accepted)

The STEM Academy Experience

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