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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the application available?
The application is available at Please check back in January 2024 for updated information regarding the application process for the 24/25 school year.

What is S.T.E.A.M.?
S.T.E.A.M. is an acronym which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

What are the eligibility requirements?
Scholars who are going into the 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade must submit a complete application. Report card grades, assessment data, and teacher recommendations will be reviewed to complete the qualification process.

How are scholars chosen to be in the program?
If more scholars apply than there are seats available, there will be a lottery.

Can my child participate in athletics?
Yes, more information on TSSAA guidelines can be found on

Is transportation provided?
Yes, the district does offer transportation to Innovation Academy.

Are applications only open for incoming sixth graders?
No, you can apply as an incoming 7th, 8th, or 9th grade scholar, but there is limited space in those classes.

Will there be an informational parent meeting?
Yes, informational meetings will be offered at the Innovation Academy. Please check back to this site for more information when meeting dates are finalized.

Will there be any orientation or activities through the summer?
Yes, there will be a S.T.E.A.M. camp open to all incoming scholars.