STEM School and Academy provides an enriched academic program for highly motivated students. Almost 25% are identified gifted. We offer weekly tours to provide parents with a clear understanding of our program. Visit our website for tour dates and more information. No testing required for admission. Our lottery is conducted in January for the following year. Contact our registrar for admission information if applying after January. Our faculty, staff, students and parents have created a very special place to learn and grow. Watch our video uploaded on our website to see what students and teachers are saying about their school.
June 01, 2014
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I am currently a STEM student in 7th grade last year was my first year at stem the teachers were very helpful but not so nice first semester but it was nice to have not a lot of homework. Second semester they were very nice and helped with homework but there was a ton of it and i kind of understand that but i think it was a little too much... i was spending about 4-6 hours a day... This year so far has been outstanding and i love it here! I highly recommend this for your child.
Our child attended Stem's first year of 5th grade in 2015/2016. Bullying policies from the handbook were not enforced. The bullying went on for the entire year and never addressed by staff. Communication was a nightmare. One of the "STEM" teachers managed to delete hundreds of emails from Gmail and couldn't figure out how to retrieve them which seemed kind of ironic. The reason we stuck it out was we loved the home room teacher. He was promptly fired on the last day of school because he wasn't awful like the rest of the staff.
The school is amazing, but the homework is ridiculous. My child is in 6th grade, but he gets 2-5 hours a day! This is bad. But the education is good however. He has good grades, but he is beginning to hate school, learning, and teachers. They're good people, but he is so tired of this madness!
While there are some caring, perceptive and engaged teachers, most are aloof, and do not bother to learn about your child. Transparency differs greatly, depending on the individual. Even the more exciting / inventive electives seem to get watered down into uninspired experiences. The kids then tune out instead of developing an appreciation for topics such as engineering or electronic music.