• STEAM Academy @ Stanley Middle School

  • Stanley Middle STEAM Academy  Stanley Middle STEAM Academy

About the Academy

  • Stanley Middle School is home to Gaston County’s only STEAM Academy for middle schoolers.  The school offers a curriculum that features a distinct emphasis on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

    From the five STEAM areas, all students engage in lessons and activities involving science and math.  In the sixth grade, students create a foundation of skills and knowledge related to technology. In the seventh grade, students build on what they have learned about technology and gain a perspective of the arts.  In the eighth grade, students add the engineering component to complete the middle school STEAM experience.

    In addition to core subject courses, students can take “core plus” classes in art, band, choir, Spanish, business technology, computer science, medical science, engineering, and physical education/health.  Students may take the following high school courses: Math I, Spanish I, World History, and Earth and Environmental Science.

    This program provides a pathway for students to participate in the Health Sciences Academy at East Gaston High School or the Technology and Industrial Engineering Academy at Bessemer City High School.

    Students from outside the Stanley attendance area who will be in the sixth grade for the 2020-2021 school year may apply for this program. A lottery process will be used to determine the 40 sixth grade students who will attend (from outside the Stanley attendance area).  Limited space is available for students who will be in the seventh grade for the 2020-2021 school year.


    You can learn more about the STEAM Academy @ Stanley Middle School by reviewing the resources on this webpage. If you have questions or need additional information, please send us an email: schoolchoice@gaston.k12.nc.us.

    STEAM Academy @ Stanley Middle School