Lewisville ISD to convert more campuses to STEM academies

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Lewisville ISD board of trustees members heard a presentation at the April 12 meeting about the additions to the STEM academy program. (Screenshot courtesy Lewisville ISD)

Lewisville ISD board of trustees members heard a presentation at the April 12 meeting about the additions to the STEM academy program. (Screenshot courtesy Lewisville ISD)

Lewisville ISD is converting four middle school campuses and one elementary campus to STEM academies for the 2021-22 school year.

It will be the first time middle schoolers in the district will have the opportunity to participate in a dedicated STEM program, according to information from the April 12 board of trustees meeting.


The district describes the program as "a hands-on, collaborative learning environment dedicated to teaching students science, technology, engineering and math skills."

Creek Valley, Hedrick, Downing and Forestwood middle schools will be STEM academies next year, and Memorial Elementary School will join Donald, Polser, Valley Ridge and Bridlewood as an elementary STEM academy.

Students at STEM academies receive engineering instruction every day in addition to foundational curriculum, according to the district.

By Karin Shaw Anderson