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Governor's STEM and Technology Academy

The Landstown High School Governor's STEM* and Technology Academy features a curriculum designed for students with a keen interest in and talent for technology. Students attending the Governor’s STEM & Technology 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 & Technology 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. 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.

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 & Technology Academy is dependent on positive teacher recommendations, above average grades, and a thoughtful essay not to exceed 400 words. The essay should include: How does the theme of the Academy fit with your interests and future goals? What experiences, skills and talents will you bring to the academy?

January 10, 2020 is the deadline for all VBCPS students to submit their applications online and for non-VBCPS students to submit their application to the appropriate Mrs. Rachel White, Academy coordinator of the program(s) to which they are applying. 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.