The Academy of Innovation is a junior high STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) academy where students participate in project-based learning. It is an accelerated program of study for VWSD grades 7 and 8 students.
Academy of Innovation provides learning opportunities for those students that exhibit exceptional abilities in academics. Students that exhibit academically intelligent characteristics and are selected will have the opportunity to participate in learning processes that incorporate thinking, exploration, and projects while integrating the frameworks of educational standards.
A multi‐faceted process will be used to identify students selected to participate in the Academy of Innovation program. Students who are rising seventh and eighth graders may be referred by a teacher, parent, peer, self, or any other person having reason to believe that the student may be academically intelligent.