About the STEM Academy

About the STEM Academy


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STEM Academy:

  • Bring your ideas to life while designing, building, and testing solutions for complex engineering challenges

  • Adopt a problem-solving mindset to design and build rockets, program electronic devices, and explore green architecture for environmental sustainability

  • Drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness in the rapidly growing fields of Aerospace Engineering, Cyber Security, Civil Engineering, and Architecture



"School Within a School:"

The Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is designed for students who are interested in the field of engineering, math, or science. The STEM Academy is a “school within a school” meaning that students will take the majority of their classes within the academy setting.  The STEM Academy offers a unique classroom experience by incorporating cross-curricular projects and authentic learning experiences that are not part of a traditional classroom. Rigorous coursework and Problem-Based Learning will allow students to acquire skills that are critical to success in college and in STEM career fields. The academy engineering courses are taught through Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a curriculum designed by engineers for students. 




Profile of a STEM Student


The STEM Academy of Northwest ISD provides a culture of inquiry and creativity that prepares students for real world success and a variety of challenging careers.