…The new full-time, 4-year high school program is made possible through the award of a $300,000 county vocational partnership grant from the New Jersey Department of Education. Mercer is one of six county vocational technical school districts to receive grant funds.
The STEM Academy, a partnership with Mercer County Community College, will provide Mercer County high school students with academically challenging and rigorous curriculum including Project Lead The Way, an activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum.
Students will work toward the completion of college credits and industry credentials while in high school (and)…learning will be enhanced through key business partnerships allowing for multiple workplace readiness and experiential learning opportunities. In this specialized learning environment, students will apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning…
“It’s our obligation to prepare our young people for the multitude of STEM career options that are available to them. We’re working closely with Mercer County Community College and our lead business partner, KNF Neuberger, Inc. of Hamilton, to create the most relevant career and technical education program that we can,” said Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider, Superintendent of the Mercer County Technical School District.
Recruitment for the inaugural class of 30 students is underway. Eligible applicants must be current 8th graders with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.