Frequently Asked Questions

A: Student to teacher ratio is approximately 10 to 12 students to 1 teacher. Maximum class size is 14 students.

A: STEM³ Academy is a non-public school, accepting both private and publicly funded students.

A: The Help Group contracts with over 50 school districts in the LA area. We do accept students outside of the county and state. In fact, we offer a residential option for students who do not live in the area. In partnership with The Help Group’s Project Six, STEM³ Academy offers high school students a therapeutic residential program. Project Six is located in the San Fernando Valley within Los Angeles County. To learn more about Project Six, click here.

A: We accept students in grades K–12 with social and/or learning differences, including autism. Students should have achieved a B or better in STEM related classes or have significantly demonstrated skills in a STEM related area. We are looking for students who can benefit from an experiential, hands-on, problem-solving approach to learning.

A: Yes! We are a college preparatory school, and our students are on a diploma track.

A: The maximum amount of time for students per night is as follows:

  • Elementary school students – 45 minutes
  • Middle school students – 1 hour
  • High school students – 1.5 hours

A:  Valley Glen Campus: 8:30 – 3:15 p.m.

A: Yes. If your child has school district funding, then transportation is covered. If paying privately for school, transportation can be provided as an additional cost.

A: Yes, we have on site school based counseling and language and speech therapy.

A: Yes, we do. Please click here to learn more about afterschool program.

A: Yes. Physical education is offered in every grade K–8. Two years of PE is required in high school for graduation.

A: Yes! That is a big part of our school’s curriculum and approach. We work on critical thinking, organizational skills, time management, study skills and behavioral expectations.

A: This is a cornerstone of our program. The curriculum is rich with opportunities for independent projects and individual expressions of interest.

A: We offer a number of electives in high school. Click here to check out some of our offerings.

A: To begin the application process, please fill out an online application and contact:

Patricia Johnson
[email protected]
(877) 943-5747

Parents and guardians are always welcome to take a school tour.

Students who graduated from STEM³ Academy have been accepted to many colleges and universities. Click here for a list.