2021.22 Registration information

Application and Registration Process

The Okaloosa STEMM Academy is a public middle school with a focus on STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medical). Any 6th-, 7th-, or 8th-grade student in Okaloosa, Walton, or Santa Rosa counties is welcome to apply to the STEMM Academy. Because the STEMM Academy has a rigorous, advanced program of study with high school-level classes offered beginning in 6th-grade, students are selected based on a strong academic record with high math and science achievement.

The application process for attending STEMM Academy consists of the following components. Click the links to find out more.

  1. a general application;

  2. an essay written by the student;

  3. an essay written by the parent; and

  4. a Teacher Rubric which is returned directly to STEMM from the student's current teacher.

Each component of the application will be reviewed and scored by the Admissions Committee. Applicants are ranked based on several factors including standardized test scores, current grades, work habits, attendance, and discipline, before final selections are made.

Please return the completed application packet along with the parent and student essays as soon as possible. Applications will not be considered until they are complete, including the Teacher Rubric. Keep in mind that we did have a waiting list last year, and are anticipating another waiting list this year. Completed application packets may be returned via USPS mail or hand-delivered to the Okaloosa STEMM Academy office, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our STEMM Stinger family. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions

Informational Flyer Becoming A Stinger: An Informational Event for Prospective Students and Their Parents

For More Information

For more information, please email our secretary, Senna Giles at Senna.Giles@okaloosaschools.com.

We are offering two information session for prospective STEMM students and their parents. We hope that you will join us for this informational event.

You can view our Curriculum Guide to get an overview of our innovating, challenging, and interesting course offerings as well as information about course pre-requisites. As a STEMM-focused school, students are expected to take at least one CTE elective each year. Because our sixth-grade students take Math 7 Advanced, they are going straight from fifth-grade math into seventh-grade advanced math. To prepare for the Math 7 Advanced course, we recommend that all incoming sixth-grade students take the Math 6 Advanced course online prior to the start of the school year. Taking the online Math 6 course will help with transition into the rigorous and accelerated advanced math class.

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