Governor's Designated STEM Schools


OSIT'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.

    OSIT 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 Governor Designated STEM School program 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 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
            Walter Bracken STEAM Academy - Las Vegas
            White Pine High School - Ely
            McCaw STEAM Academy - Henderson

              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
              J. Marlan Walker Elementary School - Henderson

                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
                100 Academy School of Engineering and Technology, Las Vegas
                Berkeley L. Bunker Elementary School, Las Vegas
                David E. Norman Elementary School, Ely

                  Map of Designated STEM Schools

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