IDEA Governor STEM Academy at Phoebus High School
INFORMATION DESIGN AND ENGINEERING ACADEMY (IDEA) STEM
Apply for the IDEA Academy below: Applications are due to your school counselor by and packet to Phoebus High School by
Information Design and Engineering Academy (IDEA) STEM Academy is offered in partnership with community businesses, industry partners, and NASA. Project Lead The Way (PLTW), is a four-year, five-course computer integrated manufacturing program for students. Additionally, a two-year robotics sequence is available with Virginia Manufacturers Association curriculum and credential. Academy programs provide the core high school level academic and technical courses needed for successful transition to postsecondary education and careers in engineer, engineer technologist, or engineering technician, programming and information technology, electronic media, and graphics design. Upon high school graduation, students will have high-tech engineering and manufacturing literacy and other critical knowledge, skills, and credentials that will prepare them for high-demand, high-wage, and high-skills information design and engineering careers in Virginia.
Phoebus High School is the home to the IDEA Governor's STEM Academy. There are three programs included in the Academy;
Video and Media Technology
Students learn to create a story line for a video game, how to create web page, basic animation techniques, and how a computer works.
Engineering and Technology
Students learn the Engineering Design Process and how technology is created. Students develop and design new products using industry-recognized design software, rapid prototyping, mechatronics, and robotics.
Applying for the IDEA Academy
Applications are due to your school counselor by and packet to Phoebus High School by
The Video and Media and Engineering and Technology programs have a prerequisite of Algebra I completion by the end of middle school. Students must complete the following
Applicants are instructed to return their application packages to their middle school counselor no later than .
View Each Academy course requirements and pathways