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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.



1151 Scott Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48328


(248) 674-4134

Program Overview

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 comprising classroom areas, presentation areas, and space for project development.

Enrollment is by application only.  The deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 school year has passed.  Students who have applied will be notified by mail if they are accepted or denied enrollment.  Letters will go out in April once all applications have been received and reviewed.  Please inquire if you have interest in our program or questions about the application process.   

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 apply for the 2023-2024 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).  If accepted into STEM, then please complete the SOC application, (linked below under "Resources.")  The window for submitting the SOC application is June 26 - July 26, 2023.

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