Application Process

The application period for the 2020 Spring Session is now closed. We are in the process of placing students in courses. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email your child’s first and last name to: with “STEM Academy waitlist” in the subject line. Notifications for class placement will be sent by 5pm on February 10th.

The application period begins 4 weeks before the beginning of each session. Applications capture basic information and also include an essay. Selection of applicants is based on their essay (less than 250 words), previous and current participation in APL STEM programs, and participation in non-APL STEM programs. Eighteen applicants with the highest total score for each course will be selected for the course. Seven applicants with the next highest scores will be placed on a waiting list until the second week of each session. The application process will end after the second week of each session.


Graduating seniors who have met the minimum participation requirements for STEM Academy are eligible to receive an APL STEM Scholarship. The scholarship application periods begins on January 15. Scholarship awards are presented at the Spring STEM Expo.