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SMCPS STEM Academy

St. Mary’s County Public School System has developed a rigorous and unique program of study emphasizing the core areas of mathematics and science with an infusion of technology and engineering. This STEM program is available  to all SMCPS students grades 4-12 through an application process, and is housed at three schools: Lexington Park Elementary School, Spring Ridge Middle School, and Great Mills High School.

Within the STEM program, there is an emphasis on critical and creative thinking in all academic coursework as well as an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum. Students are exposed to the most contemporary technologies to develop their scientific inquiry skills, mathematical calculation abilities and problem-solving techniques. Reading and technical writing skills are developed and refined, and a focus on both verbal and visual communication abilities exists within the program. STEM students complete culminating projects, done both individually and cooperatively, to emphasize and apply learned concepts. 

 STEM at Lexington Park Elementary

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STEM at Spring Ridge Middle School 

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STEM at Great Mills High School 

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Academy Teacher Recommendations

Recommendations must be completed and submitted by the required due date. All students must have a recommendation on file to be considered for entry into an academic academy. Additional information and a link to the teacher recommendation forms can be found once the application is complete.

Teachers or other parties submitting a student recommendation, please use the button below:

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