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SFA STEM Academies


We are proud to continue partnerships with Lufkin Independent School District and Nacogdoches Independent School District begun in 2014-2015 to offer high school students rigorous STEM curriculum and investigative laboratory and field experiences. 

The mission of the  SFA STEM Academy is to engage high school students in real-world applications of  the STEM disciplines within an encouraging  community of  SFA faculty and high school teachers who support  and inspire them both academically and interpersonally.

Primary Objective:

The primary objective of the SFA STEM Academy is to engage academically capable high school students in real-world, problem-based, integrated research/field experiences where science and mathematics are brought to life.

Program Components:

  • SFA STEM Elective Curriculum delivered at high school campus and tailored to match science course curriculum
  • Half-day visits to SFA laboratories or relevant field sites, led by SFA faculty, every three weeks
  • Cohort design with mentoring opportunities
  • Selective pathways for upper-level students to specialize within STEM disciplines
  • Graduation with college credit hours in math and science
  • Investigation of STEM careers and career paths

For more information about LISD's SFA STEM Academy, please click here

For more information about NISD's SFA STEM Academy, please click here.

For more information, contact Dr. Jana Redfeild or Dr. Nola Schmidt at