Governor's STEM Academy

Welcome to the Governor's STEM Academy  

The Landstown High School Governor's STEM Academy features a curriculum designed for students with a keen interest in and talent for technology. Students attending the Governor’s STEM Academy take core academic courses as well as technology elective courses from two major career strands: STEM Engineering Technology and Information technology. Students accepted into the Governor’s STEM Academy are required to take specific science, math, English, and Academy electives to satisfy the requirements of this specialized program.

The Landstown Governor’s STEM Academy combines academic and technical training that prepares students for a variety of post-graduation choices: college/university studies, advanced technology training, or entry-level jobs. Completion of the program will earn a Governor's STEM Seal. They will be eligible for either a Standard or Advanced Studies diploma. Students may also qualify for the Board of Education’s Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology depending on their course selections.

Academy Programs of Study 

Program of STudy
Academy Programs of Study Course Descriptions

Admissions Information

Admission to the program is through application only. Applications are due in January for the following school year and may be obtained and completed online. Current eighth and ninth graders may apply to enter the Landstown Governor's STEM Academy. Placement into the Governor's STEM Academy is dependent on positive teacher recommendations, above-average grades, and a student voice written response.

January 10, 2022 is the deadline for all VBCPS students to submit their applications online and for non-VBCPS students to submit their application to the appropriate coordinator of the program(s) to which they are applying. Students that wish to apply that are not VBCPS students may email Brittany Bowman to request the application be sent to them. Timelines related to the selection and appeal process are available on the Application Timelines web page.

During the selection process, each program will establish a waiting list of students in the event that a student who is offered a position chooses not to accept or transfers prior to the start of the school year. The waiting list will remain active only until the last business day prior to the first day of school. Students must re-apply for consideration for the next school year.