The STEM Academy at Galena High School encompasses fields of study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students are enrolled in a 4-year course sequence that follows a nationally-recognized curriculum, providing them with challenging activity-, project-, problem-based learning with meaningful assessments. The sequence includes two foundation courses designed for 9th-10th graders, followed by a core specialization course (e.g. Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing), and ends with a capstone course whereby students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process.
Students who will be entering high school as 9th graders in the fall may apply for acceptance to the STEM Academy.
Enrollment window: November – January for the following school year