Calendar of Events

Bell Schedule

2023/2024

Monday to Thursday Friday
Period Length
80
60
Warning Bell
8:25
8:55
AM SPARK
8:30 - 8:55
-
Period 1
9:00 - 10:20
9:00 - 10:00
Period 2
10:25 - 11:45
10:05 - 11:05
Break
-
11:05 - 11:25
Lunch
11:45 - 12:25
-
Warning Bell
12:25
-
Period 3
12:30 - 1:50
11:25 - 12:25
Period 4
1:55 - 3:15
12:30 - 1:30
PM SPARK
3:15 - 3:40
-
High School

Parent Handbook

School Fees and Supplies

2023/2024

Fees Due

  • Grade 7-10 $295 annual fee/student
  • $100 deposit due upon registration to STEM IA. This is for new registrations (grade 7-11) and all registrations for grade 10.  The deposit will be applied to the full school resource fees.  Remaining $195.00 due by September 30.
  • Returning STEM IA students: $295 due by September 30.
  • Grade 7-9 $965 annual fee/student
  • $100 non-refundable deposit due upon registration (deadline May 30)
  • Option 1 payment: pay in full by paying $100 deposit upon registration;
    • $865 remaining balance due by September 30
  • Option 2 payment: pay in installments by paying $100 deposit upon registration;
    • $300.00 due by August 30
    • $300.00 due by October 31
    • $265.00 due by January 31

Refund Policy

  1. Should a student withdraw prior to September 30, a full refund of fees paid less a $50 administration fee will be issued.
  2. Should a student withdraw after September 30, but prior to December 31, 50% of the fees paid less a $50 administration fee will be reimbursed.
  3. Students withdrawing after December 31 will not be issued a refund.

Parents may choose to cancel their use of the bus service. All bus cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to the Transportation Coordinator and must include the date at which the student will stop riding the bus. The $100 deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation requests include an administrative fee of $50 per rider.

  • Should a student withdraw prior to the start of the year, a full refund (less the non-refundable deposit) of any fees paid will be reimbursed.
  • Should a student withdraw from riding the bus prior to January 31, 50% of the fees paid (less the non-refundable deposit) will be reimbursed.
  • Should a student withdraw from riding the bus after January 31, no refund will be issued.

Transportation fees cannot be waived or reduced. Transportation fees must be paid in full by January 31 or the student will be removed from riding the bus effective February 1.
Families with outstanding school resource fees or transportation (bus) fees as of March 15 will not be granted a seat at STEM Innovation Academy for the upcoming school year. Families needing to make alternate payment arrangements must contact the school directly.

Fee Waivers

In cases of financial hardship, some fees can be waived in whole or in part. These include fees for instructional resources and optional course fees. Please complete the fee waiver application and return it (along with the necessary documentation) to the school office, ATTN: Superintendent.

Student Computer Recommendations

All students at STEM IA are required to have their own laptop with them at all times. Different courses require various levels of technical specifications for student laptops. Please follow chart below for minimum specifications that all students must have for their laptops.
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (Update 1909) or above
  • RAM: 8GB or more recommended
  • Wireless Adapter: Supports 5GHz (802.1ac support recommended)
  • Hard Drive: 128GB or more
  • Operating System: Mac OS High Sierra 10.13 (Mac OS Catalina – 11 or above recommended)
  • RAM: 8GB or more recommended
  • Hard Drive: 128GB SSD or more

We DO NOT recommend Chromebooks as they do not work with all of our applications.

Adobe Creative Cloud will be available to students to install on their personal devices. Adobe Creative Cloud requirements require all of the recommend requirements above as minimum and a support graphics card (Direct X 12 for Windows and Metal Support for Mac). They will still be able to use the Adobe Creative Cloud while at school on STEMIA Computers if their computer does not support it.

A complete list of Requirements per Application can be found here.