Academy Information

The STEAM Academy
c/o WPCC
H Building, 1001 Burkemont Ave.
Morganton, NC 28655

(828) 448-3175

Director: Dr. Christie Abernathy

The STEAM Academy is located in "H" Building on the campus of Western Piedmont Community College.  When visiting, please park in "Lot 3".

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Program Information

 Opportunity for specialized coursework not available on any other BCPS campus 
• Classes taught by NC School of Science & Math via interactive, virtual classrooms 
• Honor’s GPA credit: 5.0 for 11-12th graders/4.5 pt. scale for 9-10th graders awarded for NCSSM classes – PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Courses carry 6 pt. scale for 11-12th graders / 5 pt. scale for 9-10th graders -- Honor’s GPA credit: 5.0 for 11-12th graders/4.5 pt. scale for 9-10th graders awarded for Adobe classes.
• Engineering classes utilize advanced technology and hands-on activities 
• Students remain enrolled at home high school and may participate in sports, band, clubs, etc.

 

Other Considerations:
 No transportation provided 
• May begin STEAM classes any time during high school years 
• May take multiple blocks at STEAM per semester 
• Must complete STEAM application 
• Most NCSSM classes have Biology and Math III as pre-requisites 
• Small class sizes with limited seating available

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