Welcome to STEM Academy
Students engage in real-world, project-based learning experiences that integrate traditional science and math curriculum using non-traditional methods. Students train to learn and work within a team-based structure, working to find solutions to problems through a wide range of predetermined challenges, within student-driven parameters. Students enrolled are required to be self-motivated, cooperative learners.
Waterford STEM Academy is open to 9th - 12th grade students. This program meets the eligibility criteria for Earth Science, Biology, Physics, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and/or a fourth credit in mathematics and science. Additionally, there is a Project Development Academic Center period for collaborative work time which will afford students a three-hour block of time at the STEM Academy. STEM students will work in a state-of-the-art facility comprised of classroom areas, presentation areas, and space for project development.
Enrollment is by application only. We will be accepting applications for the 2nd semester for this school year, (2022-2023.) Enrollment for 2nd semester if for current Waterford School District high school students only. Please inquire if you have interest in our program or questions about the application process. Please fill out this application for consideration for 2nd semester enrollment. Applications will be reviewed in December and early January.
Schools of Choice
If you are not a Waterford School District student, but are interested in STEM, you may be eligible through Waterford STEM Academy Limited Schools of Choice, which is open to 9th - 12th grade students who reside in Oakland County.
Students who have already applied for the 2022-2023 school year will be notified by mail if they are accepted or denied enrollment. Schools of Choice applicants must fill out two, separate applications. You must be accepted into STEM before beginning the process to apply for Schools of Choice (SOC). The SOC application window ended August 1 and remains closed for the 2022-2023 school year.
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