EHS Ranked Among the Top STEM Schools in the Nation!
Essex High School has been identified as having one of the top high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs in the United States according to a Newsweek ranking that was released on November 7, 2019. Visit EHS's home page to read our coverage of this win!
STEM Academy in Action
Inspiring the next generation of leaders and innovators in a globally connected world.
The STEM Academy is designed to support students interested in building a strong foundation in the STEM content areas and to provide students with the opportunity to explore connections across different disciplines through additional experiences such as internships and projects.
What the STEM Endorsement Means
Students who complete all of the components of the STEM Academy will receive the STEM Academy endorsement on their diploma to indicate that they have gone above and beyond in the areas of scientific exploration and creativity.
This program has been created in conjunction with an advisory board consisting of representatives from institutions including UVM, GlobalFoundries and Champlain College.
Applying for STEM Academy
STEM Academy applications are accepted during the spring, students can apply in the spring of their 9th, 10th or 11th grade year.
Questions? Contact STEM Academy Leader
Lea Ann Smith
STEM Academy Leader, mathematics teacher
It is best to reach me by email regarding STEM Academy inquiries, but my existing students can also visit the Mathematics Department page.
Course Numbers: Fall M130 or Spring M132 .5 Elective credit Grades 11-12
This one semester course is for 11th and 12th grade students who need to meet the internship requirement of the STEM Academy. Pre-employment skills will be taught in conjunction with our Career Center. Students will then participate in a 40 hour internship at a local STEM business. Google Classroom will be used for keeping track of assignments. One section of this course will be offered during the summer of 2020 for rising STEM Academy seniors who couldn’t fit the fall or spring internship course into their schedule during their junior year. Enrollment is not guaranteed.