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 three co-located activities: the STEMM Academy, the Center for STEMM Innovation (CSI), and the Engineers for America Program (EFA).

The STEMM Academy is a public middle school for students interested in pursuing STEMM careers.  The Academy's curriculum prepares students to pursue technical professions in engineering, mathematics, medicine and 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.


The STEMM Academy enrolls students for grades 6-8.  Enrollment for 2016-17 is 206 students and is expected to grow.  The student/teacher ratio is 18 to 1.  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.  Students from Walton and Santa Rosa counties are welcome to apply.   To apply, you must complete an application and provide an essay from both the student and the parent.  Applications can be obtained by emailing the school principal. 


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 




Ranked #1 out of 3284 (Includes all FL primary and secondary schools)


Ranked #1 out of 3288 (all FL primary and secondary public schools)


Ranked #1 out of 3210 (all FL primary and secondary public schools)

Congratulations from Governor Scott for another A+ Year!



2016-17 Scores.PNG


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