Learn how The STEM Academy – an IRS approved 501 (c) (3) nonprofit curriculum for K-12 was designed to improve student achievement or student growth, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates, or improve teacher and principal effectiveness. Curriculum is rigorous, innovative and comprehensive and was collaboratively developed by K-12 teachers, university consultants, industry partners and engineering and bio-medical professionals. The STEM Academy prepares students to be competent, capable citizens in a technology-dependent society through comprehensive student assessments including traditional tests, project based learning presentations and portfolios. This STEM centric program is focused on standard based foundations, gender awareness, socio-economic concerns and general learner needs to engage as many learners as possible. Program develops engineering pipeline by featuring a main line education approach providing STEM education for all students.