Mercer County

Mercer County

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STEM Academy



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The Mercer County Technical School District launched a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Academy in September 2015.  This full-time, 4-year high school program is possible through the award of a $300,000 county vocational partnership grant from the New Jersey Department of Education.  

The STEM Academy, a partnership with Mercer County Community College, provides Mercer County high school students with academically challenging and rigorous curriculum including Project Lead The Way, an activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum.  Students are working toward the completion of college credits and industry credentials while in high school.



The district's decision to focus on STEM is a direct result of occupational outlook data and anecdotal evidence provided by local business partners.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in occupations related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022.



Student learning is enhanced through key business partnerships allowing for multiple workplace readiness and experiential learning opportunities. In this specialized learning environment, students will apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning.



Eligible applicants must be current 8th graders with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. 

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HIB Contacts

To report an incident of Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist below.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Anne Benoit or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2146


Back-Up Coordinator

David Lugo or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4012


District Specialist

Dana HiceDePugh or 609-570-3400


Adult Evening School Specialist

Mary Smith-Jones or 609-586-5146


Assunpink Center Specialist

Megan Ferdetta or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2140


Health Careers Center Specialist

Sharon Nemeth or 609-586-5144

Kelly Pike or 609-587-7640


STEM Academy/Career Prep Specialist

Marcie Tandy or 609-570-3406


Sypek Center Specialist

Lance Simek or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4140

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