Osbourn High School Governor’s STEM Academy
Highlights of the Academy
As a result of participating in the Governor’s STEM Academy, in the pathways of Engineering and Technology, Network Systems, and Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance, students will:
· Gain a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge incorporated in their fields of study;
· Benefit from specialized, project-based courses which develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, preparing them for the 21st century world;
· Acquire greater communication skills;
· Develop workplace readiness skills;
· Receive opportunities to earn industry certifications preparing them to be more competitive in the work force and when applying to postsecondary institutions, or specialized technical training schools;
· Obtain meaningful, real-life, hands-on experiences in their career pathway;
· Profit from opportunities for internships, mentorships, job shadowing, and cooperative education, which provide students with advantages when entering postsecondary education and/or the workplace;
· Successfully complete Advanced Science and Technical Studies Seal on their diploma; and
· Member of prestigious honor-elite group of students in the Governor’s STEM Academy.
What is the Governor’s STEM Academy
· A special program designation earned by qualified high school Career and Technical Education Programs that have developed partnerships with local industry and business.
· Three pathways: Automotive, Networking/IT and Engineering.
· All pathways begin with Project Lead the Way Introduction to Engineering.
How do I apply?
· Complete the application
· Obtain a teacher recommendation
· Understand and fulfill the requirements
· Complete the student essay
Requirements of Students
All students will be required to enroll in specialized and rigorous courses and must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better to remain in the Governor’s STEM Academy.
All students who are accepted into the Governor’s STEM Academy will be enrolled in the Project Lead the Way Introduction to Engineering Design (IED 8439) course. New Academy students who have previously completed IED 8439 will be enrolled in the next course on their chosen pathway.
Rising 10th graders must receive a teacher recommendation. Students can give the recommendation form to a teacher of their choosing.
Students must answer the following essay question.
Why are you applying to the Governor’s STEM Academy?
Responses must be typed and should not exceed 500 words.