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Academy Applications for the 2022-2023 school year have closed!

Please contact Colleen Gill at cmgill@smcps.org to learn more about applying for the academy programs.

 

Academy Programs Virtual Open House

Join both middle and high school STEM academy staff for a virtual Q&A session on Wednesday, April 6th.  For more information, please visit the Open House Google Site.

Application Information

Academy Applications for the 2022-2023 school year have closed!

Please contact Colleen Gill at cmgill@smcps.org to learn more about applying for the academy program.

Remember:

Applicants will complete the online application with a parent/guardian. Applicants will also include a brief essay describing interest in pursuing STEM education and a teacher recommendation from a math or science teacher is required.

Additional factors may also be considered to include attendance, grades, local assessments, placement in Accelerated coursework, teacher recommendations, involvement in extra-curricular and volunteer activities, and/or student-written essay.

About us

This program is a rigorous and unique program of study developed by St. Mary's County Public Schools emphasizing the core areas of mathematics and science with an infusion of technology and engineering.  STEM is housed at Spring Ridge Middle and Great Mills High School. Follow on Twitter @SMCPSSTEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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 6-12 through an application process and is housed at two schools: 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.

Middle School

STEM at Spring Ridge Middle School

Find out more about STEM for Middle School with our informational brochure. 

High School

STEM at Great Mills High School

Find out more about the High School STEM Academy with our informational brochure.