Support the Virginia STEAM Academy Initiative
The Virginia Science Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics (STEAM) Academy is a proposed statewide initiative offering a long-term, sustainable solution to address the current and future workforce needs of our technology community.
The academy will be a uniquely challenging experience for students with ability and potential in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), and has three components:
- A public, residential academy for high school students (approximately 1,000) from across the Commonwealth
- A summer residential academy for middle school students
- High-quality professional development for K-12 teachers across the Commonwealth, and digital on-demand classroom instruction for middle and high school students across the Commonwealth
The academy is targeted to launch in fall 2014, while the summer residential academy is expected to launch in summer 2013.