The STEM Academy
STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; areas that have been identified as critical for future economic growth. The Phoenix STEM Academy is designed to increase student achievement by engaging and exposing students to innovative science, technology, and math instruction. Each course will provide a rigorous, well-rounded education with technology integration across the curriculum. This is also completed through the use of the engineering/design process. The academy exposes students to many career fields, allowing them to discover their interests and begin future careers
How to Apply
Students admitted into the program
The Phoenix STEM Academy accepts students into the program based on the applications received. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The maximum number of incoming freshmen is 40 students
What to Expect
Students will be engaged through a hands-on, problem-based, project-based focus. These real-world applications will make learning relevant to the student's lives. The curricular program for the academy will help prepare students for the challenges of the 21st Century. Students will complete four years of high school mathematics, technology, and science, and participate in STEM related extracurricular activities. The academy will build a college-going culture, with the purpose of providing our students with the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.
How do I get an application?
Go to apply.phoenixstem.us and download the online application, complete and submit all online!
Is there an interview?
Yes, entrance does require an interview. Phoenix STEM Academy staff will contact the student or guidance counselor regarding interviews.
Can I apply to more than one Academy?
Yes, but you will need to complete an application for each Academy.
If I do not apply in 8th grade for entrance as a 9th grader can I apply for 10th grade?
At this time we will only be accepting 8th grade applications for incoming 9th graders.
Program of Study
Phoenix STEM Academy students will select in one of two concentrations according to their personal interest and college/career goals. Our program of study is above and beyond the North Carolina graduation requirements. Below are the required courses for the Math/Science concentration and the Technology/Engineering concentration.