How to Establish a Governor's STEM Academy
Developing and implementing a Governor's STEM Academy involves extensive planning and discussions among the participating partners. Each proposed Academy must be reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and approved by the Virginia Board of Education. Partners should take this process into consideration when preparing a planning and implementation timeline. The links that follow will provide the outline for the process as well as technical assistance.
- Intent to Submit a Proposal (Word) – fax or e-mail this form expressing your interest in establishing an academy .
- Establishing a Governor's STEM Academy: A Guidance Manual (PDF) – Revised August, 2012
This document outlines the process for establishing an academy, as well as provides the checklists that will be used to evaluate the proposal.
- Career Clusters in Virginia
Virginia has adopted the nationally accepted structure of career clusters, pathways and occupations.
- Workplace Readiness Skills
Virginia's Workplace Readiness Skills, identified by employers across the Commonwealth, are those competencies considered essential for success in the world of work.
- Gap Analysis (Word)
The 2007 analysis describes the gap between workforce demand and supply in technical fields in Virginia. It will help identify the career pathways that prepare students for current high demand, high skill and high wage jobs at various levels of education and for careers strategically targeted for growth.
- Strengthening Virginia's K-12 STEM Education: The Needs Identified (PPT)
Former Virginia Secretary of Technology Aneesh P. Chopra spoke during the STEM Grant pre-proposal conference held in Richmond October 3, 2007. This PowerPoint presentation accompanied his speech and includes statistics and information that support the need for attention to K-12 STEM education in Virginia.
Proposals for Governor's STEM Academies to be approved by the Virginia Board of Education should be submitted at least six months prior to the anticipated opening of an Academy.