Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
"Advances in science and engineering are essential for ensuring America’s economic growth and national security. During the next decade, U.S. demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase at four times the rate for all other occupations. But today’s high school students overall are not performing well in math and science, and fewer of them are pursuing degrees in technical fields."
~MD K-12 STEM Ed report card
Williamsport High School is the location of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy magnet.
The STEM Academy prepares students for post-secondary education and careers in engineering, science applications, and mathematics as applied to engineering and manufacturing through challenging academic course work and hands-on experiences with the Project Lead The Way principles of civil engineering design, fabrication, and manufacturing processes.
Enrollment in the STEM Academy is open to students from all county high schools; however, students will attend Williamsport High School. It is the goal of WHS to develop a “career pipeline” to help every student prepare for success in pursuing a STEM career that will lead to employment in a STEM profession and/or enrollment in a STEM major in college.
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math program is open to all students as a WCPS Academy designed to serve students in K-12 grades. Students must complete the application and be accepted to the STEM Academy. During the first two years of the high school program, students will lay the groundwork for one of five career pathways. At the end of the sophomore year, they will choose one of the pathways as a concentration. This is a foundation for choosing any college major and/or career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math.
Randy Longnecker, WHS Counselor