Students currently enrolled at an elementary STEM Academy campus will automatically gain enrollment into the LISD STEM Academy for the next school year. Additional seats, based on campus capacity, will be made available to transfer students. A randomized selection process will be used in the instance that the number of transfer students exceeds the number of open seats at the STEM Academy.
Families must attend a parent information session to apply.
Parent Information Sessions
Registration for parent information sessions for the 2024-25 school year is now open. Please review the availability chart below that shows anticipated transfer space available by campus and grade. You can register for a meeting here.
What is the LISD STEM Academy?
The LISD STEM Academy is a school choice program for parents in Lewisville ISD. At the LISD STEM Academy, students will learn all of the foundational curriculum as in other schools, including PE, Art, and Music. The STEM Academy program will be different in that it will provide Engineering instruction every day for every student. The Academy program will also provide an integrated STEM curriculum in which students will learn content through project-based learning experiences. To experience this program, students will be required to transfer from their home campus to one of the five LISD STEM Academies.
How is the elementary STEM Academy campus different from a non-STEM Academy elementary campus?
There are two major differences between an elementary STEM Academy campus and a non-STEM Academy elementary campus:
- Elementary STEM Academy campuses will provide instruction in engineering every day for every student.
- Elementary STEM Academy campuses will integrate STEM practices into all instructional areas, creating an integrated STEM program that students will experience all day long.
Which elementary campuses in LISD are STEM Academies?
Donald Elementary - Opened August 2018
Polser Elementary - Opened August 2019
Valley Ridge Elementary - Opened August 2019
Bridlewood Elementary - Opened August 2020
Memorial Elementary - Opened August 2021
Do I have to fill out an application to transfer to the elementary STEM Academy campus?
Yes! Space for transfer students to the elementary STEM Academy is limited. Parents must attend an information meeting and submit an application to transfer to the STEM Academy. Students will be selected based on a randomized selection process of all applications submitted by the designated deadline.
What are the school hours for the elementary STEM Academy campus?
The instructional hours for the elementary STEM Academy are 7:45 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. This is a school day extension by 25 minutes and allows for additional STEM learning experiences during the school day.
What will my students learn at the elementary STEM Academy?
STEM practices will be integrated into all of the core content areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, as well as special areas such as Physical Education, Art, and Music. In addition, students will experience additional instruction in Engineering, Robotics, Computer Programming, and Career Exploration.
Do I have to fill out an application to the elementary STEM Academy campus if my student is currently enrolled in a STEM Academy campus?
No, all students currently enrolled at an elementary STEM Academy campus will remain enrolled and experience STEM programming unless they opt-out of the program by following district transfer guidelines and transfer to an alternate campus.
Do I have to fill out an application to the elementary STEM Academy if my student is currently zoned for a STEM Academy campus?
No, all students zoned for a STEM Academy campus will attend the elementary STEM Academy by default.
Additional questions? Contact us at 469-948-8057.