STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. A STEM dedicated magnet school focuses on these subject areas to prepare students for college, career, and life in the 21st Century. STEM promotes a culture of curiosity by immersing students in authentic learning opportunities that develop their creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills in preparation for a rapidly changing world. Rather than teaching these subjects in isolation, they are integrated into the core curriculum through high impact learning instruction and innovative problem solving in a real-world context. STEM classrooms have meaningful technology integration as well as collaborative structures that allow for student engagement. STEM is a pathway in which children obtain the 21st century skills needed to become future leaders and innovators of tomorrow.
In Pasco County, we are excited to offer three STEM Pathways: West, Central, and East. Our three STEM middle schools are available at: Bayonet Point Middle School, Angeline Academy of Innovation, and Centennial STEM Middle School. Our goal is not to stop at the middle school level, but to provide students and families with a true K-12 experience where students leave our schools truly prepared for 21st Century careers.
View the STEM Pathways map.
Centennial STEM Middle School and Bayonet Point STEM Middle School offer traditional athletics offerings.
View Angeline Academy of Innovation's Athletic Participation Policy
Pasco County Schools is proud of the recognition STEM education in our county has received nationally. Bayonet Point Middle School and Centennial Middle School were recognized as nationally certified magnet schools, meaning that they have met the rigorous standards that define high-quality magnet programs. Magnet Schools of America, the national association of magnet and theme-based schools, created the national certification process to recognize the nation’s exemplary magnet schools and to help them continue providing high-quality magnet programs. Magnet schools are schools that offer specialized courses in themes that are designed to attract students from outside of traditional school boundaries.
For more information on this exciting honor, visit our news page.
All students who live in the attendance boundary of a STEM magnet school participate in the magnet theme. Only students from outside of the attendance boundary need to apply through the Pasco Pathways School Chioce Application. All out of zone students who apply will be sent for the lottery, even if this number exceeds the total number of available seats. Preferences established in the Controlled Open Enrollment Plan will be followed when the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of seats open. Students residing in district will be given preference, followed by students outside the district. Applicants are randomized and seats are filled by the number of open opportunities designated during the seat setting process. Students not placed during the lottery process will be placed on a randomized waitlist.
Bayonet Point Middle School and Centennial Middle School
Attendance at a magnet school is a choice option, and as such, transportation is not provided unless the school is your zoned school and you live two miles or more from the school. Students attending their zoned school and who live two miles or more from the school will be provided neighborhood stops. Elementary students living less than two miles from the school who have hazardous walking conditions as defined in Florida Statute 1006.23 will also be provided transportation. Students living outside the boundary may not use existing stops within the boundary.
Hub stops may be provided for students living outside the boundary; however, there is no guarantee that hub stops will be provided. If provided, hub stops will generally be located at district school sites. The location and number of hub stops available will be determined by the district. If hub stops are listed by the school, these are the current hub stops planned for the school. No additional hub locations will be provided besides those listed. If a hub location does not have sufficient interest or ridership, it may not be implemented or continued. If hub stops are not listed by a school, this indicates that either there will not be hub stops or that hub stops, if any, will be finalized in May after the second school choice window acceptances are received and interest in hub transportation can be determined. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from the designated hubs or directly to the school.
Angeline Academy of Innovation
Attendance at a magnet school is a choice option, and as such, transportation is not guaranteed. The location and number of hub stops available will be determined by the district. Planned hub stops are listed with each school, but please note that these hubs may not be implemented or continued if there is not sufficient interest or ridership. No additional hub locations will be provided besides those listed. If no hub stop location is listed next to the desired school, no hub stops are planned for that school. Hub locations will be reviewed and finalized in May after the second school choice window acceptances are received and interest in hub transportation can be determined. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from the designated hubs or directly to the school.
View the list of anticipated bus hubs.
If you are not zoned for a STEM magnet school, view the STEM map to see the school for which you are eligible to apply.
Sign up to receive more info via email and get a friendly reminder once the Pasco Pathways school choice application window opens later this school year.
Angeline Academy of Innovation
Bayonet Point Middle School
Centennial Middle School