Governor's Designated STEM Schools


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STEM Advisory Council's Vision

Our vision is that every student in Nevada will have access and opportunities to experience a high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, with the ultimate objective that students are prepared to thrive in the New Nevada economy. Key to realizing this vision is the effort to encourage all schools, with a particular focus on reaching underrepresented groups, to adopt practices that engage and expose students to real-world problem solving, creative design, innovation, critical thinking, and career opportunities through STEM-focused formal and informal education.

    The STEM Advisory Council is charged with identifying and awarding recognition to not more than 15 schools in Nevada each year that demonstrate exemplary performance in STEM. These schools are designated as Governor’s STEM Schools and are recognized at an annual recognition event held in Carson City. Designation as a Governor's STEM School denotes that the school meets the highest standards of STEM instruction and is a model for schools around the state. Designations may be used to promote the school.

      The mission of the Nevada STEM Advisory Council is to increase student interest and achievement in the fields of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics, leading students to fulfilling careers in the New Nevada economy.

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        The Nevda STEM Framework

        The Nevada STEM Framework 2021 contains attributes of a Nevada STEM school. Each attribute contains sub-attributes and descriptors for how the attribute presents across the continuum of schools: exploratory, developing, established, and model. The framework was developed by the Nevada STEM Advisory Council to meet Nevada’s STEM needs and encompass research-based elements of high-quality, successful STEM schools. The Framework can be used as a self-assessment or as a tool to expand STEM education.

          Governor's Designated STEM Schools

          MODEL STEM SCHOOLS:
          Advanced Technologies Academy - Las Vegas
          Cashman Middle School - Las Vegas
          Doris French Elementary School - Las Vegas
          Ed W. Clark High School - Las Vegas
          Hyde Park Middle School - Las Vegas
          Kate Smith Elementary School - Sparks
          Lied STEM Academy - Las Vegas
          McCaw STEAM Academy - Henderson
          Walter Bracken STEAM Academy - Las Vegas
          White Pine High School - Ely

            ESTABLISHED STEM SCHOOLS:
            Dorothy Lemelson STEM Academy - Reno
            Leavitt Middle School - Las Vegas
            Northwest Career and Technical Academy- Las Vegas
            Roger Gehring Academy of Science and Technology - Las Vegas
            Southwest Career & Technical Academy - Las Vegas

              DEVELOPING STEM SCHOOLS:
              Carlin Combined School - Carlin
              Carson Montessori Charter School - Carson City
              Coral Academy of Science - Henderson
              Empire Elementary- Carson City
              Frank Lamping Elementary School - Henderson
              Goynes Elementary School - North Las Vegas
              Jim Bridger Middle school - North Las Vegas
              Joseph Neal STEAM Academy - Las Vegas
              Oasis Academy – Fallon
              O'Callaghan Middle School i3 Learn Academy- Las Vegas
              Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Cadence - Henderson
              Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Inspirada - Henderson
              Pinecrest Academy of Nevada St. Rose - Las Vegas
              Riverview Elementary School - Dayton
              Smithridge STEM Academy Elementary School - Reno

                Map of Designated STEM Schools