The Governor’s STEM Academy represents an exciting new initiative in academic choices for Chesapeake Public Schools’ students.
The Technology Academy opened in September 2008 with it first freshman class. Spring 2012 the Academy earned the distinction of being a Governor’s STEM Academy. The academy operates as a school-within-a-school and features a cutting-edge curriculum especially designed for students with an interest in STEM careers. Students will have multiple opportunities for taking advanced courses and sampling such special programs as mentor-ship and internship.
The innovative learning environment of the Governor’s STEM Academy also provides students the added advantage of combining academic and technical training that prepares them for a variety of post-graduate choices: entry-level jobs, advanced technology training, or college or university studies. Students are drawn from across the city and may choose to pursue the Standard Diploma Program or the Advanced Diploma Program. Students attending the Governor’s STEM Academy take core academic courses as well as STEM elective courses from one of more of the three career pathways: Engineering and Technology, Programming and Software Development, and Global Entrepreneurship and Technology. Admission to the program is through an application process. Applications are due January 15 of each school year.