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 Conceptual 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. Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open in February. 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.
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).