Welcome to the STEMS @ Therrell. It is our privilege and honor to have you research our school. We look forward to an exciting partnership filled with challenges, collaboration, and high achievement. The vision for the Atlanta Public Schools is “One system, one goal, one focus, student success.” To that end, we at the STEMS are fully committed to ensuring that success is achievable for every scholar.
A product of Atlanta Public Schools High School Transformation Initiate, the STEMS is embarking on its third year as an autonomous small school. We opened our doors in August 2007 as a brand new school of 200 students in grades 9 and 10, sharing the DM Therrell Educational Complex with two other new small high schools, School for Law and School for Health Sciences. Currently, our enrollment is approximately 300 students in grades 9 to 12.
As the only STEM school in Atlanta Public Schools, our mission is to prepare students for success in college and the 21st century workplace. We aim to be a world class institution for the studies of technology, engineering, mathematics and science, ensuring that all of our graduates leave us with the requisite skills and knowledge to be successful in a complex, technological, information age. The STEMS community believes in the dignity and worth of all individuals. We believe all students possess unique and valuable qualities which, when developed, will enable them to be thoughtful and constructive members of society. We affirm that personal growth occurs through participation in a variety of academic, athletic, artistic, and community programs, and in the relationships students form with peers and adults in a small school.
Our school community prides itself on our nurturing learning environment where every child is known well. The STEMS is like a family; no student is anonymous and no student falls through the cracks. We benefit from strong support from parents, community and business partners who are actively involved in our school. As a result of this network of support, our school is embarking on a journey of high achievement.
As a member of our school family, we want you to learn about our organization, our vision, mission, values, policies, and procedures. This website was developed to be a guide, an invaluable resource, designed to provide you will pertinent information about our school. It highlights student and staff accomplishments, district policies and procedures, and calendar of events.
If you have a question, comment, or concern, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your commitment and again, welcome to the STEMS.