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2013 Recipient of the Technology Association of Georgia's STEM Education High School Award
STEM Parent Night Presentation for students interested in starting STEM during the 2014-2015 school year.
STEM Parent Night Presentation for students interested in starting STEM during the 2013-2014 school year.
STEM Pathway Requirements for students starting STEM during the 2012-2013 school year (and subsequent years).
STEM Parent Night Presentation for students starting STEM during the 2012-2013 school year.
STEM Parent Night Presentation for students starting STEM during the 2011-2012 school year.

The STEM Academy at Forsyth Central High School opened in August 2011 and focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, while combining rigorous core classes with career-technical course offerings to give students real-world experience. The STEM Academy is open to students entering ninth grade from across the Forsyth County School district.  We now have students in all four grade levels enrolled in the STEM Academy.

As shown by the U.S. Labor Department’s most recent 10-year employment projections, of the 20 fastest-growing occupations projected for 2014, 15 of them require significant mathematics or science preparation to successfully compete for a job. With the opening of the STEM Academy, Forsyth County Schools plans to lead the way in preparing graduates to be competitive in this global market. 

Forsyth Central High School underwent extension renovations during the summer of 2011 to prepare for the opening of STEM. The school now has state-of-the-art science labs where students will sit at high-top stations and have access to sinks, gas and power, allowing for a more a hands-on experience.  Additionally, the renovations that support engineering included a new robotics room and materials processing shop that is designed to maximize access to equipment and provide plenty of space for construction. 

The STEM Academy offers engineering and biotechnology programs and co-curricular events such as a science fair, Olympiad, robotics and rocketry. The curriculum is inter-disciplinary and project-based.  Teachers of the STEM Academy have worked to design and meaningful, relevant, and rigorous course offerings that will engage students in all aspects of academic and career-technical content. 

The program also enhances the partnership with the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses through apprenticeship opportunities with local industries. In addition, partnerships with universities and technical colleges to offer joint enrollment opportunities and foster mentorships leveraging industry and post-secondary researchers, practitioners, expert and leaders continue to expand. 

For more information about STEM, contact FCHS Assistant Principal Kim Head


Last Modified on November 14, 2013