STEM Middle School (A National Blue Ribbon School) is a 6th – 8th grade option for students to participate in learning that is focused on a problem-based, technology rich curriculum that enables and empowers students and faculty to engage in professional innovation and independent problem solving. At STEM Middle School we strive to implement Project Based Learning; interdisciplinary lessons; a focus on 21st Century Thinking Skills; creative and innovative thinking; the delivery of a rigorous and real-world science, mathematics, engineering and technology education curriculum; as well as innovative teaching and learning techniques that challenge the students and focus on their strengths. Students are invited to apply if they have qualifying test scores. A lottery is conducted to select the from qualified applicants.