West Islip STEM Academy
Inspire future STEM leaders by preparing students to think critically and work collaboratively in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
STEM Academy classes will foster innovation through a cooperative culture and rigorous course work in STEM fields. Students will develop a depth of learning and a strong work ethic in highly challenging courses that will accelerate their learning in STEM. Through a student driven and interdisciplinary learning environment, STEM Academy students will develop the skills they need to explore world problems. Students will be provided with opportunities to collaborate with peers, teachers, and experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science.
Pathways to Success
STEM Academy students will be exposed to courses in all areas of STEM in 9th and 10th grade. This will be followed in 11th and 12th grades by a more focused and advanced pathway of study in one aspect of STEM chosen by the student. Guided by expert teachers and mentors in each STEM field, students will work in collaborative teams in a STEM research class to solve a real-world problem of their choosing. Students will be encouraged and guided in finding internships to support hands-on learning in their chosen STEM pathway. The program will conclude with student publications and presentations of their culminating project.
STEM Academy Pathways
STEM Balloon Car Challenge
9th Grade STEM