Student Requirements

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  • Graduates of the Alexandria City High School STEM Academy complete the program by meeting the following benchmarks:

    • Meet the requirements for an advanced high school diploma
    • Earn one or more industry certifications
    • Complete a rigorous STEM pathway
    • Earn at least nine transferable college credits as defined by the Early College Scholars program, including dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses
    • Participate in a cohort model in grade 9
    • Follow course requirements and CTE STEM pathways in grades 9 through 12
    • Complete the Senior STEM Seminar or Science Research class in grade 11 or 12. This class will include:
      • apprenticeships, mentorships, job shadowing, internship cooperative education
      • project-based learning opportunities
      • school, community or service-learning experiences
      • culminating research project with an electronic portfolio and final STEM reflection presentation