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. Applications are available by clicking the application link. The deadline for current Waterford students to apply is May 7, 2021.
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. Interested students must complete the STEM application and wait for acceptance before completing the Schools of Choice application.
If accepted, the Schools of Choice application must be returned to:
The STEM application deadline for non-Waterford students is June 4, 2021. The Schools of Choice application window for STEM is from June 28 – July 27, 2021.