STEM programs in Anne Arundel County offer challenging and engaging K-12 opportunities for students to become involved with the diverse fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
The STEM Office provides and supports a wide range of STEM related educational opportunities, including the STEM Magnet Programs and BioMedical Allied Health Magnet School, which is a STEM magnet with a BioMedical focus. Since BMAH is a branch of STEM, students in BOTH magnets receive classes in Problem-Based Learning (called Medical Rounds in the BMAH magnet). With interdisciplinary opportunities both in and out of the classroom, the STEM Office is helping to encourage students to be critical and creative thinkers and risk-takers through hands-on interactions with technology.
Together, we can help prepare our students to succeed in the STEM-driven 21st century!
Applications for STEM middle and high school programs are no longer being accepted. The application window for the 2023-24 school year was from October 10, 2022 until November 21, 2022.
The application window for middle and high school magnet schools is projected to open in October, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year. The magnet website has further details regarding the application window.
The STEM Program is based on a set of values. The links below explain those values for both elementary programs and the middle/high programs.
Which Magnet School Would I Attend?
The Magnet school you would attend is based on several factors. Click HERE for the complete list.
Videos Describing Each Magnet Program
Who Can Apply to a Magnet?
Magnet Programs are available ONLY to students who have at least 1 legal guardian residing in Anne Arundel County. Verification of residency is required.
IB Middle School: Current Grade 5 and 6 students can apply
Apex Arts Middle School: Current Grade 5 and 6 students can apply
STEM Middle School: Current Grade 5 students can apply
IB High School: Current Grade 8 and 10 students can apply
Apex Arts High School: Current Grade 8 and 9 students can apply
STEM/BMAH High School: Current Grade 8 students can apply
Dr. Kristina Gillmeister
Coordinator of STEM/BMAH
Teacher Specialist for STEM High Schools
Teacher Specialist for STEM Middle Schools