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STEM Academy

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The Upper Coomera State College STEM Academy is an innovative, academically challenging and inspiring learning pathway for students who excel academically, specifically in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The STEM Academy, affords students the opportunity to work with leading tertiary, government and industry providers, enabling them to make real-world connections with their future career pathway.  Participation in the STEM Academy initiatives will enable students to acquire 21st century skills to enter an ever evolving workforce confidently.

STEM Academy pathways include: 

 

Secondary STEM Academy (Years 7 to 9)  

The Secondary STEM Academy provides students with the opportunity to extend their STEM capabilities through elective subjects, STEM Innovation and Creation, and STEM Engineering. This is an academically rigorous pathway, with STEM Academy teachers exhibiting superior subject knowledge and outstanding pedagogy to support students in reaching their optimal potential in their core subjects.  Furthermore, students are afforded the opportunity to work closely with university academics, government and industry specialists.

The UCSC STEM Academy has strong links with leading tertiary providers, opening up the doors to Direct Entry programs such as GriffBio, GriffChem, GriffEng, and GriffPhys in years 11 and 12.  

How do I apply? 

Applications are now open for the 2022 intake of the UCSC STEM Academy.

Please read through our Signature Program and Scholarships Prospectus (PDF, 43.4MB).

  1. Before applying scan and save the necessary supporting documentation under the following file names:
    1. Latest NAPLAN results: NameNAPLAN
    2. Latest Report Card: NameReportCard
    3. Teacher Referee Statement: NameRefereeStatement
    4. Copy of any applicable awards: NameAward
    5. 'Student Agreement Contract' (Download, complete and sign): NameContract
  2. Start your application HERE
  3. Follow the form, only filling out the sections that are relevant to the Signature Program(s) you are applying for.
  4. Follow the application instructions carefully, making sure you have your important application documents ready.
  5. Email the relevant Signature Program/s the important application documents before submitting the online form.

Contact details 

Julia Cullen
Head of Department, STEM
Email: jcull12@eq.edu.au

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Last reviewed 18 February 2021
Last updated 18 February 2021