•     STEM Academy is an accelerated program of study for junior high (grades 7 and 8) students in the Vicksburg Warren School District. It provides project-based learning opportunities for those students who exhibit exceptional abilities in academics. Students will have the opportunity to participate in learning processes that incorporate thinking, exploration, and projects while integrating college and career state standards in a STEM-based environment.


    •     STEM Academy is a combination of individualized instruction and cooperative learning experiences designed to accommodate various learning styles. This dynamic blend of kinesthetic, visual, and auditory instructional methods aid student development pertaining to communication skills, building teamwork and leadership skills, refining workplace-readiness skills, and participating in relevant career-learning activities. Engaging, hands-on classroom environments support students as they complete student-directed learning units, self-directed lessons, and small-group collaborative activities.


    •     STEM Academy students are paired with a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classroom solutions that are equally robust and engaging. The academy is designed to supplement science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through the use of small-group investigation and experimentation. This blended element enables teachers to provide content that relates mutually to diverse pedagogy and methodology. 



    It is the Academy of Innovation’s mission to focus on student-centered learning, provide experiences that motivate all students, provide a rigorous and technologically enhanced curriculum, develop life-long learners, and inspire creative, critical and analytical thinking. 




     The Academy of Innovation will empower all students to graduate ready for college, careers, and life in a global economy by offering students diverse opportunities to learn 21st-century skills through the use of the engineering design process, project-based learning, and innovative technology.