Stem Academy

Welcome to a new adventure in learning!


STEM LogoThe 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 its 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 mentorship 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.


The Chesapeake Public Schools Academy Information Night

Deep Creek High School on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Information about the Governor’s STEM Academy at Grassfield High School, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Oscar Smith High School and the Science & Medicine Academy at Deep Creek High School

Academy application deadlines for interested Eighth grade students:
Part A by December 14, 2017 and Part B by January 16, 2018.

Applications will be available in all middle school guidance offices or directly from the academy coordinators on December 1, 2017. The school division provides transportation from all parts of the city for students accepted to the academies.


STEM Students walk the pathway to Success!

Recent STEM Academy Grads have gone on to study STEM related majors at:
ODU JMU VCU Virginia Tech
VMI ECU TCU BYU
UVA RIT NC State Norfolk State
US Air Force Acad. George Mason Embry Riddle VA Wesleyan
Harvard Georgia Tech Penn State West Virginia University

Contact Us 

Meredith Strahan, Governor’s STEM Academy Coordinator

Phone: 558-4493

Grassfield High School; 2007 Grizzly Trail Chesapeake, VA 23323

(757) 558-GRIZ (4749)