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
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
STEM Academy pathways include:
Junior STEM Academy (Years 5 to 6)
The Junior STEM Academy is on offer for students who
excel academically specifically in STEM, and who have a desire to extend their
STEM capabilities. Students work in an academically challenging learning
environment where science, technology, engineering and mathematics feature
heavily in their learning experiences.
Students are required to have their own device to participate in this
program. As part of the Primary STEM
Academy students will participate in STEMPIRE initiatives to facilitate
enrichment activities across the primary school extending their leadership
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?
Head of Department, STEM