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STEM Magnet High School

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is pleased to offer the STEM Magnet High School as an educational choice for academically able and motivated students interested in rigorous and relevant studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The STEM Magnet High School, to be housed in one of our comprehensive high schools, is designed to engage students in an exciting project-based, technology-rich learning environment where expectations are high and student success expected.  Global vision, 21st century high tech and communication skills, solid STEM coursework foundations, collaborative problem solving, research and internship opportunities, project-based learning, self-direction and social responsibility are the driving forces behind the STEM programs at the magnet high school.

The first STEM Magnet High School Program to open in the fall of 2008 will be located at North County High School.  It is designed to have approximately 400 students in grades 9-12 with each class composed of 100 students.  The school will enroll students from the Meade, Arundel, Old Mill, Glen Burnie, Chesapeake, Northeast and North County feeder systems.  The second STEM Magnet, South River High School, will open in the fall of 2009.  This second STEM Magnet High School Program will enroll students from the Severna Park, Broadneck, Annapolis, Southern and South River feeder systems.

What is special about studying at the STEM Magnet High School?

Students at the STEM Magnet High School will learn and work in a challenging, high-tech atmosphere where collaboration is expected and questioning and critical thinking routine.  Imagine a school where students work to solve local and global interdisciplinary community-based problems hand in hand with their peers, teachers, mentors, community partners and STEM professionals in residence within the school setting.   

STEM Magnet High School students will experience an environment steeped  in integrated project-based learning, take advanced STEM coursework, avail themselves of non-STEM classes from the host school’s rich array of course offerings and engage in STEM job shadow experiences and research internships throughout their  four-year high school experience.  Upon graduation, students will have

  • 21st century high-tech communication, presentation and workplace skills,
  • Project management and team leadership expertise,
  • STEM research and publication experience,
  • foundational advanced or AP coursework in all disciplines,
  • international awareness and perspectives,
  • global social consciousness, and an
  • commitment to lifelong learning

STEM Magnet High School students will be highly sought after by select colleges and industries, regionally and nationally. 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is in the process of designing and planning for two STEM Magnet High Schools with community stakeholders from all sectors throughout the county.  The new STEM Magnet High School Programs will offer our students 21st Century skills to support them moving into top post-secondary STEM education and career pathways of their choice.