K-12 STEM Department (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
The vision of the STEM Academies is to increase STEM opportunities for Pinellas County students. The intent of this increased exposure to STEM is for students to enroll themselves in accelerated STEM courses as they progress through middle and high school.
The mission of the STEM Academies is to offer students’ opportunities to conduct hands-on STEM investigations, explore careers in STEM, improve team building and leadership skills, learn about business planning and interact with community partners.
Laura Spence, K-12 STEM Specialist
STEM Office: 727-588-6338
5th Annual PCS STEM Expo, April 28th 9:00-1:00pm USFSP, Free for the Community
2018 PCS STEM Summer Camp Application Now Available (4th-7th grades during 18-19 school year)
The 2018 PCS STEM Summer Camp application is now available. Only $150 including lunch!
Students that are entering 4th-7th grades at a school operated by the Pinellas County School Board during the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply. Download the application to learn more about the following: camp dates, times, locations and STEM content students will be engaged in. Space fills up quickly, application acceptance is on a first come, first submitted/paid status. Before and after child care is ONLY available at the Morgan Fitzgerald and Leila Davis camp sites (Please click on application link to learn more about childcare options, pg.2 of application).
Application Download: 2018 PCS STEM Summer Camp Application Packet
2018 STEM Honors Summer Camp Application Now Available (8th-9th grades during 18-19 year)
The 2018 PCS STEM Honors Summer Camp application is now available. Only $100 including lunch!
Students that are entering 8th-9th grades at a school operated by the Pinellas County School Board during the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply. Download the application to learn more about the following: camp dates, times, locations and STEM content students will be engaged in. Space fills up quickly (only 60 students per site), application acceptance is on a first come, first submitted/paid status.
Application Download: PCS STEM Honors Summer Camp Application Packet
STEM Video Clips
In this segment from the June 2017 edition of Science Rocks, we visit the 4th Annual 2017 Pinellas County Schools STEM Expo at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Plus, we get a sneak peak of how some Pinellas County STEM Honors students are spending their summer!
Watch more STEM Videos
PCS STEM Academy Snapshots
2017-2018 K-12 After School STEM Academy Student Application Process
If you are interested in enrolling your Pinellas County public school child into one of the after school STEM Academies, applications are now available. The PCS STEM Academies start the 1st week in October and run through the last week in April. Space is limited to only 20 students per STEM Academy and wait lists will be available. STEM Academy student applications will be available directly through each school. Primary STEM Academies are for 2nd/3rd grade students, intermediate STEM Academies are for 4th/5th grade students, middle grade STEM Academies are for 6th-8th grade students and high school STEM Academies are for 9th-12th grade students.
Download the 2017-2018 PCS STEM Academy matrix to view STEM Academy offerings: 2017-2018 PCS STEM Academy Offering Matrix