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WBASD STEM Academy Mission Statement

The Wilkes-Barre Area STEM Academy is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics program that uses three-dimensional, hands-on educational experiences.   This will lead to college and career readiness in the STEM professions.   Our students work in a collaborative environment that emphasizes the importance of Family, Community, and Teamwork.   We personalize the learning process by flipping the standard teaching philosophies into a more student-centered and teacher-facilitated environment.  Along with our advanced instructional methods, we incorporate industry-standard equipment.  In this ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it is vital that our youth be prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know-how to gather and evaluate evidence to make sound decisions. 

What is STEM?

The Wilkes-Barre Area School District STEM Academy is a dedicated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program housed in the Technology wing at Meyers High School.

STEM education is a multidisciplinary, project-based educational approach that is designed to inspire and develop our students to become future leaders in technology, science, business and industry. STEM curriculum is built upon areas like engineering design, computer-aided drafting, 3D modeling, architecture and other related areas. This program employs a rigorous learning environment by delivering curriculum through a multimedia-rich environment as well as hands on opportunities to construct models and test ideas.

The intent of this program is to develop cooperative opportunities with local higher education as well as local businesses and industries to give the students real world learning experiences. The interactions with these organizations will benefit the development of our students by providing them with the specific skills that these organizations are looking for in future students/employees.
As the demand for engineering and technology jobs continues to grow, the Wilkes-Barre Area STEM School strives to give students the opportunity to pursue engineering and technology related courses while still in high school.