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    Coordinator: Amy Edwards (aedwards@manasquan.k12.nj.us)

    The STEM Academy is the new, expanded academy that replaced the Academy of Engineering (AOE) beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. The STEM Academy is a Manasquan High School Academy in which students can take courses that expose them to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. It is a “hands-on” student-centered academy designed to promote creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration.

    Since the 2021-2022 school year, Manasquan High School has been proud to partner with Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national non-profit organization that empowers students in grades K – 12 with in-demand, transportable skills. Qualified Manasquan High School students will have the option to engage in college-level engineering & biomedical courses and earn college credits while still on our high school campus. These courses are taught by Manasquan High School teachers who have been certified by PLTW as adjunct faculty members for their respective PLTW courses.

    STEM Academy students may take specialized PLTW elective courses for college credit, use the Innovation Lab for personal projects, participate in field trips, as well as apply for scholarships, internships, and job-shadowing positions with local engineering or biomedical firms. Students are also challenged to apply their learning and improve their leadership skills through participation in a wide range of STEM-focused service-learning projects such as the state-wide, sustainability-focused STEAM Tank Challenge, a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam, or other outside competition that showcases their work.

    The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) Academy aims to provide students with a framework to maximize their strengths and talents while participating in a curriculum that is rich in both content and experience that matches their desired career interests. The academy prepares students that are interested in pursuing a career in STEM by offering them a challenging and rigorous STEM focused curriculum. During a student’s freshman year, some students may express a high level of interest in a STEM career and we encourage them to pursue this by taking rigours STEM courses throughout their time here at MHS.

    The Honors STEM Academy is a program that will provide students who meet a specific career interest with a structured, small learning community experience. Students in the Honors STEM Academy will have a rigorous 3-year prescribed course of study to guide their profile development. The three STEM disciplines include: Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, and Information Technology.


    • To graduate from the STEM Academy, students must take at least one course from any of the 3 discipline-specific lists: Engineering, Information Technology, or Biomedical Science along with three, or more, additional STEM courses (from either the discipline-specific or STEM open electives list). STEM Academy Scholars may graduate with Distinction honors after successfully completing a rigorous 3-year prescribed course of study program to develop career-ready skills within their chosen discipline.
    • Application Process: To graduate from the STEM Academy, students apply during their senior year. Their eligibility is based on high school courses taken, as verified by their high school transcript. Underclassmen should refer to this "STEM Academy Courses" to confirm they are on track to graduate from the STEM Academy their senior year. These requirements are also listed on the MHS Counseling Services website HERE.


  • 2024 STEM Academy Application for Graduation QR Code Flyer

    The “2024 MHS STEM Academy: Application for Graduation” form is now open!

    Attention Seniors: The “2024 MHS STEM Academy: Application for Graduation” form is now open and closes on May 10th. Complete this Microsoft Form: https://forms.office.com/r/hYc8bkbckL to apply for graduation from the STEM Academy.

    Accepted students will then be notified of their next action steps.

    Save the DATE! Friday, May 17th from 1-2:30 pm. By Invitation Only: MHS STEM Academy Graduation Ceremony for accepted seniors and their family/friends. The ceremony will be held in Manasquan H.S. Auditorium; light refreshments in the Cafeteria afterward.

    Contact Mrs. Edwards with any questions.

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  • Aviation STEM Day Field Trip

    Deadline is March 22, 2024 to complete and return your paperwork to attend this field trip! STEM Academy students, check your school email for details and required forms.

    Field Trip Details:


    Monday, April 22, 2024


    7 am – 2:20 pm (Leaving MHS BEFORE school starts but will return in time for after-school activities


    FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center @ Atlantic City International Airport

    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08405


    “Explore information booths and witness cutting-edge technology demonstrations highlighting the groundbreaking research at the Technical Center. Engage with FAA professionals who will share their stories, educational backgrounds, and the unique paths that led them to thriving careers in aviation. Our booth presenters cover a wide spectrum of careers, including software engineers, air traffic controllers, electrical engineers, civil engineers, environmental engineers, mechanical engineers, aerospace engineers, chemists, meteorologists, safety inspectors, computer scientists, pilots, mathematicians, aviation safety specialists, and engineering research psychologists.”

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  • 2024 Engineering Career Day Field Trip

    All 9, 10, 11th grade students: Check your School Outlook Email for details or stop by to speak with me in Room 464 during community lunch or after school.
    Mrs. Edwards

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  • 2022 2nd Place winners

    Congratulations to our invention team, Scorpion Snowboarding, for their 2nd Place finish in the 2022 NJ STEAM Tank State Finals!

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  • Dec. 10, 2021

    Albedoberg Team LeadersAlbedoberg Team announced as "Samsung Solve for Tomorrow" State Winners!

    Congrats to our HS STEAM Tank team, Albedoberg, led by Mollie B. and Eddie G. They were just announced as 2021-22 #SamsungSolve State Winners! We're so proud of their incredible work - keep it up! We're cheering for you as you move onto the national phase of the competition. #STEM #samsungsolvefortomorrow Solve for Tomorrow | Investing in Students | Samsung US

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  • Nov. 4, 2021


    Albedoberg wins a 2021 STEAM TANK Sustainability Award in the State Finals!

    Congrats to our HS STEAM Tank team, Albedoberg, led by Mollie B. and Eddie G. They won a NJSBA 2021 STEAM Tank Sustainability Award based on their State Finals presentation. Love to see what they do next!


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  • June 4, 2021


    ALL 3 MHS Teams advance to 2021 STEAM TANK State Finals!

    Congratulations to our 3 Manasquan High School Teams. They ALL advanced to the 2021 STEAM TANK State Finals! State Finals will be held virtually in Oct. 2021. So proud of all their hard work & perserverance - especially during a pandemic!

    Inventions Are:

    Albedoberg - Mollie B. & Eddie G.

    iReduce - Kaitlyn C. & Becky C.

    Prosthetic Palate - Nina P. & Daisy M.

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  • June 1, 2021

    SquanHS Esports Team - Rocket League takes the 2021 NJ State Championship Title!

    2021 RL State Champions

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  • May 26, 2021

    Join our Viewing Party on 6/1/21 @ 3:30 pm: 2021 Rocket League State Championship Finals

    Esports_MHS TV_RL Final_1920x1080px by Amy Edwards. Printer-Friendly Flyer here.

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  • Jan. 31, 2021


    3 MHS Teams advance to 2021 STEAM TANK Semifinalists!

    Congratulations to the 3 Manasquan High School Teams who advanced to the 2021 STEAM TANK Regional Semifinals!

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  • March 13, 2020

    NJSBA STEAM TANK Logo 2020 STEAM TANK Cancelled by COVID

    All 2020 NJ STEAM TANK competitions were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 24 teams that advanced to the semifinals will have the option to present during the 2021 season of competition, if they choose to.

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  • Jan. 31, 2020


     24 MHS teams advance to the 2020 NJ STEAM TANK Semifinals!

    Congratulations to the 24 Manasquan High School Teams who advanced to the 2020 STEAM TANK Regional Semifinals!

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  • Manasquan H.S.'s History of Winning Inventions, 2017-2022:

    Scorpion Snowboarding 2022 AlbedoBerg 2021

    2019 STEAM TANK 2nd Place 2019 Sustainability Award 2018 1st Place STEAM TANK Banner 2nd Place STEAM TANK Banner  STEAM TANK NJ State Champions image  2017 3rd Place STEAM TANK Banner

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  • 2 Manasquan H.S. Teams win big at 2019 STEAM TANK State Finals!

    2019 STEAM Tank 2nd Place   2019 Sustainability Award

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  • 2019 STEAM TANK Finals Showcase

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  • Sept. 5, 2019

    Good Luck to our 14 NJ STEAM TANK Challenge Finalists teams!

    2019 STEAM TANK Finalist Logos

    These 14 teams are heading to the state finals on Oct. 22 and 23, 2019 at the NJ School Board Association Workshop 2019 in Atlantic City where they will present their innovative ideas to improve our world!

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  • Nov, 14, 2017

    Read about our teams' first ever STEAM TANK win here: MHS AOE STEAM TANK Press Release 2017.11.14

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Program Coordinator

    • Amy Edwards, MLIS
    • aedwards@manasquan.k12.nj.us
    • 732-528-8820