Jerry Knight STEM Academy
Victoria Webster | Associate Principal
1524 N. Walnut Creek Dr., Mansfield, TX 76063
(annex behind Wester Middle School)
Check out our "We Are STEM" video!
The Jerry Knight STEM Academy application window for the 2019-20 school term is Dec. 3, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2019 at 4 p.m. Obtain academy overview information and submit your application here.
About the STEM Academy
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy at Brooks Wester Middle School is an advanced academic program designed to provide a rigorous and focused course of study emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The campus opened to sixth-graders in August 2017, and have expanded to seventh graders this year. Each year new applicants are accepted for sixth grade positions.
The mission of the academy is to give learners a voice and choice to explore, create and innovate within real-world situations. Coursework is advanced and integrates project/problem-based learning with open learning environments.
Our Unique Design
Learners at the STEM Academy use 21st century skills - critical thinking, collaboration and communication - to solve real-world problems that are replicated in the school's design.
The design of the academy combines makerspaces with innovative technology boasting a high-tech fab lab where learners design and print 3D images, build complex circuits using Bluetooth and Arduino technology and code robots.
Since collaboration and communication is a focus at STEM, classrooms have a flexible design featuring writable surfaces, movable furniture and mobile technology.