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Emerson STEM Academy

Emerson STEM Academy

What is the Emerson STEM Academy?

Emerson STEM Academy is a dual enrollment and dual credit program developed in partnership with Emerson Electric Corporation, St. Louis Community College and North St. Louis County school districts. This program provides students considering a science, technology, engineering or mathematics pathway an opportunity to earn their associate degree while in high school or to complete college credits through dual credit and/or dual enrollment.

Program Goals

Participating students take dual enrollment or dual credit courses through STLCC-Florissant Valley. Upon successful completion of the program, students must have met the following goals:

  • Plan to pursue a degree leading to a career in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
  • Complete at least 12 credit hours of college credit through dual credit or dual enrollment at STLCC.
  • Complete MTH 140 (Intermediate Algebra) or a higher STEM-pathway math course
    • or be eligible for MTH 160 (Precalculus Algebra) or higher STEM-pathway math course upon high school graduation.

Program Benefits

  • Emerson STEM covers the cost of textbooks, materials, and supplies for dual enrollment courses (not dual credit).
  • Receive specialized tutoring and mentorship from a dedicated Emerson STEM Coordinator and a STLCC faculty liaison.
  • Access to the exclusive Emerson STEM Academy Suite in the Engineering building.
  • Students participate in a speakers series, special orientation program, and other events to prepare them for both their college courses and their future career paths.
  • Some may qualify for free transportation from their high school to the STLCC-Florissant Valley campus.
  • Dual enrollment students have access to all the benefits provided to STLCC students, including UPASS, student clubs and activities, the Academic Support Center, Instructional Resources, and so much more.

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Who Can Apply?

To be eligible for the Emerson STEM Academy program, students must:

  • Attend a participating high school in North St. Louis County (see list below)
  • Be interested in pursuing a STEM major or career
  • Be willing to complete at least 12 hours of college credit before high school graduation
  • Be willing to take and pass MTH 140 or place into MTH 160 or higher STEM math
  • Have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher (3.0 recommended)

Participating School Districts

  • Ferguson-Florissant School District
  • Hazelwood School District
  • Jennings School District
  • Ritenour School District

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Accepted Student Deadlines

Fall 2024 (Tentative)

  • Application Window: Feb. 5 - March 4
  • Counselor Responses: March 11
  • Recommended Forms: March 18
  • Interviews: March 25-29

Fall 2024

  • Classes Begin: Aug. 19

Spring 2024

  • Application Window: Sept. 20 - Oct. 23 @ 5 pm
  • Counselor Responses: Oct. 26
  • Recommended Forms: Oct. 30
  • Interviews: Oct. 31 - Nov. 3

Spring 2024

  • Classes Begin: Jan. 16
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