School Vision 

We train the next generation of STEMM leaders to actively investigate, to question current practice, and to design new solutions to local and global problems.

Mission Statement 

Through rigorous and innovative academic programs using community partnerships to enrich learning, we inspire students to be intellectually curious, critical thinkers, and creative problem-solvers so they may become the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medical (STEMM) leaders.


About STEMM Academy

The STEMM Academy was established in 2012 as a part of the Okaloosa STEMM Center.  The Center provides a base of operations housing the STEMM Academy and the Center for STEMM Innovation (CSI).  The STEMM Academy started with a small 6th grade class the first year, adding 7th grade in 2013, and expanding to include 6th, 7th, and 8th in 2014. Currently, the STEMM Academy has approximately 250 students with a student:teacher ratio of about 19:1.

The STEMM Academy is a public, middle school for students designed to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing STEMM careers.  The Academy's curriculum prepares students to pursue technical professions in engineering, mathematics, medicine and scientific research.  The curriculum is aligned to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Reading, Math, and Science initiatives.  Academy mathematics courses include Pre-Algebra (7th Grade Advanced), Algebra I Honors (for High School credit), and Geometry (for High School credit).  Students earn High School credit in Earth Space Science and Physical Science Honors at STEMM. Beginning in the 2017-18 school year students may also earn High School credit in .Net, a computer language/coding class offered to our 8th graders.


Okaloosa STEMM Academy is not part of the Controlled Open Enrollment process.  Qualifying students, those that are in the upper quintile of the 4th and 5th grade standardized math and reading scores, receive an invitation to attend STEMM Academy - but any student may apply for admission.  Students from Walton and Santa Rosa counties are also welcome to apply.   To apply, you must complete an application and provide an essay from both the student and the parent.  Applications may be requested by contacting the front office.


Transportation Hub stops are available and listed on the Home-Bus Schedules tab on the website. 


The STEMM Academy has achieved


school ratings every year

2012-13       2013-14        2014-15        2015-16      2016-17 

2017-2018   2018-2019  

(no school grades were issued 2019-2020, the Year of the Covid)







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