The LTHS STEM Academy was created in 2012 to expose a cohort of high achieving students to the endless possibilities available to them if they were to pursue a pathway with STEM courses.  The STEM Academy focuses on collaboration between their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses, where the standard curriculum is enriched with hands-on projects, real-world problems, and career-based activities.  The Academy includes opportunities for interaction with professional representatives and field trips that expose the students and staff to current trends, expectations, research, and career opportunities. The overall experience is a coordinated effort in part by the administration, teachers, guidance, counselors, and students to expose the cohort with enriching experiences to help Academy students in their postsecondary planning and decision making.  

    The STEM Academy consists of 24 incoming freshmen who have met the prerequisites and entrance requirements. These 24 students continue their four years through high school as a cohort, creating a 4-year academy with around 96 students.  There are numerous opportunities for students to interact, network and develop mentoring skills across the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior-Level cohorts. Members of the STEM community work collaboratively in order to solve problems and promote a positive learning environment that will enhance their educational advancement in all of their academic endeavors.