Welcome to the Skyline Middle School STEM Explorations Academy! We are very excited about this new and exciting program and hope that you are too.

The STEM Explorations Academy program is an integrative science and engineering course that spans two periods, one core period and one elective period. Students in 7th grade will meet the requirements for Life Science (Standards of Learning) and Introduction to Technology (tech competencies) and students in 8th grade will meet the requirements for Physical Science (Standards of Learning) and Technology Foundations (tech competencies), but will do so very differently than if they were taking separate courses. Most units will be based on an open-ended engineering design challenge where students will work in teams to design and build a solution to the problem. Other units will look more like those in a traditional science or engineering class. 

  • 7th Grade STEM with Ms. Lambert: Section 1 periods 1 & 2, Section 2 periods 4 & 6, Section 3 periods 7 & 8
  • 8th Grade STEM with Ms. Watson and Mr. Peake: Section 1 periods 5 & 6, Section 2 periods 7 & 8

Are you interested in applying for the STEM Explorations Academy?

Current 6th grade students can apply in January to be in the STEM Explorations Academy for their 7th and 8th grade years. For more information about the STEM Explorations Academy and the application process, click here.

Are you interested in applying for the Harrisonburg High School Governor's STEM Academy?

If you are an 8th grader and are interested in the HHS Governor's STEM Academy, use these links to learn about and apply for the program


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Welcome, Mr. Peake!

The STEM Explorations Academy is very excited to welcome Mr. Peake to the STEM 8 program! Many of our 8th grade students recognize Mr. Peake from their 6th grade year and are very eager to have him as a teacher again. As a National Board Certified Science Teacher, Mr. Peake will bring great new ideas and energy to the STEM 8 program. 

Site Last Modified on 8/16/17


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