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.
Apply for the Designation
We will post the Request for Applications packet here when we begin accepting applications.
Within the Governor’s STEM School Designation Request for Applications packet, you’ll find:
The Action Guide provides a roadmap with guidelines, criteria, and timelines for Nevada schools to become a Governor Designated STEM School. This Guide will also assist in understanding the designation process and what types of activities, pedagogy, daily structure, and supports will be evaluated during the review.
The Nevada STEM Framework section describes 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. You can use this Framework as a self-assessment, as a tool to expand STEM education at your school, or as a blueprint as you prepare to apply for the Governor's STEM School Designation. We recommend aspiring STEM schools review the Framework prior to applying.
Finally, the application section describes how to apply for the designation, and contains the application questions. The application questions align to the Framework attributes.
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