Program Advantages

The XLR8 STEM Academy offers an opportunity for students who like hands on work, are technically gifted, have an interest and aptitude in applied science and mathematics & a strong work ethic.

This type of STEM Academy differs from the Central Virginia Governor’s School for science and technology in the type of curriculum and courses offered. STEM Academy courses will have a career and technical education focus with the curriculum driven by the needs and projected growth of regional industry. The two schools complement each other and expand options for students in the Region 2000 area.

Students will be able to take the skills and certifications learned at the XLR8 STEM Academy and chose to enter the job market after graduation or continue their education towards an Associate’s Degree and/or Bachelor’s Degree. The XLR8 STEM Academy offers multiple pathways to a successful future for students.