The High School of the Future is Here Now! An outstanding tuition-free education! Preparing Rochester?s students for the future.
What is Rochester STEM Academy?
A tuition-free public charter school serving approximately 60 students in grades 9 and 10 -- then expanding a grade per year through grade 12. Rochester STEM Academy was 1 of only 2 charter school applications in the entire state to be approved in 2010 and chosen to receive a federal planning grant. Its founding board was brought together in response to the pent-up demand for an academically rigorous charter high school that could give a viable boost to Rochester’s industries and children in terms of both academics and future employment.
What is STEM?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Rochester STEM Academy prepares students for higher learning and professions in fields such as microbiology, nursing, nanotechnology, computer graphics and software engineering, and physics.
- Rochester STEM Academy is the very first “STEM immersion” high school to open in Minnesota. The Academy is not just a public school with a STEM program, but an entire learning environment specially designed to ensure that students are fully prepared for STEM higher education and related professions. Of course, all other core subjects will also be taught.
- Located in a city known for its medical and technological industries, Rochester STEM Academy ensures that Rochester students acquire the skills, knowledge base, educational preparation and motivation required to succeed in higher paying professions and meet the technical demands of Rochester’s many STEM-related industries.
A community focused school providing a rigorous STEM
The mission of Rochester STEM Academy is to provide a highly supportive learning environment for minority, immigrant and other students currently underserved in traditional area high schools and greatly underrepresented in Rochester’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) industries through a challenging program that emphasizes creativity, accountability, ongoing assessments, college-preparation, and high academic achievement.