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High School STEM Academy


The C.E. King High School STEM Academy opened in the fall of 2018 in 9th grade.  The academy is a pathway of continued STEM coursework focused on an in-depth study of science, technology, engineering, and math in a project-based learning environment.  Students in the KHS STEM Academy will attend advanced-level STEM-focused Math, Science, English, and Social Studies classes.  Students can select elective courses that include computer science and engineering.  Students in the KHS STEM Academy will be on a college/career pathway with the opportunity to graduate with a STEM/ P-TECH endorsement in advanced Math, Advanced Science, Computer Science, Bio-Medical Science, or Engineering, along with several college credit hours and opportunity for Industry Based Certifications.

Academy Highlights

  • Advanced Placement and college courses
  • 30+ core college hours available
  • STEM career exploration
  • STEM clubs and organizations
  • 4 years of AVID (College and career field experiences)
  • Programs of Study: Advanced Math, Advanced Science, Bio-Medical Science, Engineering & Computer Science


Benefits Include

  • Small learning community
  • Project-based learning
  • Industry-Based Certifications (Phlebotomy Technician, Biotechnician Assistant, Drone Pilot, Autodesk)
  • Technology integration
  • Internships and mentorships
  • Competitive STEM college and career preparation
  • Interaction with STEM professionals


KHS STEM Academy Staff

  • Principal:  Dr. Jillian Howard
  • Academy Principal:  Mr. Ryan Upshaw
  • STEM Academy Counselor:  Ms. Yvonne Garza
  • STEM Science:  Ms. Jessica Mendoza
  • STEM Math:  Ms. Yaritza Sifuentes, Mr. Aaron Hamilton
  • STEM Social Studies:  Mr. Daniel Davila
  • STEM ELA:  Ms. Angela Barajas, Ms. Lauren Ward
  • Computer Science:  Dr. Chad Whitely
  • Engineering:  Mr. Donald Netherland
  • Biomedical Science: Ms. Megan Scoppa
  • STEM AVID: Ms. Taja Butler & Ms. Whitney Davis