STEM In Our Community
The goal of the STEM Academy is for students to be "career aware" prior to graduation.
In partnership with businesses, corporations, parents and students, the Academy has identified four critical areas of academia that will promote student growth through inquiry and project-based learning. The four "Pathways" are an opportunity for students to explore, create, and innovate in a 21st Century STEM program. Each student chooses a Pathways class during their Junior/Senior year, selecting from the following choices:
- Academy of Engineering and Applied Science
- Academy of Health, Medicine and Biology
- Academy of Corporate and Mathematical Innovation
- Academy of Technology, Media and Communications
Academy of Engineering and Applied Science
Academy of Health, Medicine and Biology
Academy of Corporate and Mathematical Innovation
Academy of Technology, Media and Communications
The STEM Academy is forging relationships with local businesses and corporations to provide experiential learning opportunities for students. Students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning through site visitations, guest lectures, mentors, and career explorations with our business and corporate partners.
The Practicum provides students with the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding their future career choices and is designed for career readiness and is connected to work force development.
The Practicum “process” starts in the freshman year with soft skills training which prepares the students for their practicum; continues with a Career Fair junior year to match students with career exploration opportunities , and culminates with a career exploration experience typically occurring the summer between junior and senior year.
DASD STEM Academy Career Exploration Partners
AGI, an Ansys Company
Charles River Laboratories
Chester County District Attorney's Office
delaware county community college - healthcare experience
downingtown police department
glaxo smith kline (gsk)
johnson & johnson
kinetic physical therapy
synergy sports and orthopedic physical therapy
tipping point media
west pharmaceutical services
Testimonials of Former Students
"Overall, this experience has fostered my curiosity...and made me want to learn more..."