Our program consists of students that are team-oriented problem-solvers, creative- thinkers, willing to take risks and learn from failures, while also possessing an increased interest in science and technology. Student interest in STEM is crucial for student success.
Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, 50 eligible selected students entering 6th grade from all Wicomico County Schools will take the four core courses of Science, Social Studies, Mathematics (6 EX, 7 Transitional Algebra, and 8 Honors Algebra I), and English/Language Arts, as well as a designated Project Lead the Way- Gateway course. These courses are all taught at the EX/advanced levels.
Each course is taught using a STEM approach that utilizes rigorous project/problem-based learning, lessons that require inquiry, problem solving, decision making, discovery, technology, and cooperative learning with a high degree of interactive hands-on involvement.
The STEM academy is an inclusive "school within a school," where students loop with the STEM teachers and their classmates for all three years of middle school. In addition to these courses, students will take electives of their choosing.
2022 Junior Math League Competition- 3.17.22
Salisbury Middle School/NexGen is the winner of this years 2021-2022 Junior Math League competition! Although our season was abbreviated due to Covid-19, we were able to have a half-season. SMS won on 3/2 at Bennett Middle and then again tonight at SMS.
2022 MATHCOUNTS Competition Series- Annapolis Chapter- 2.25.22
The results from the Annapolis Chapter of the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series from last week just came in, and although only four students advance to the state competition from the entire eastern shore/Annapolis region, two of our students made the top four and will advance. Peter Jin (7th NexGen) placed 2nd, and Sarah Yamakawa (8th NexGen) placed 3rd.
The state competition will be held in March and of the 30-40 students competing in all of Maryland, two are from Wicomico County Public Schools- NexGen STEM Academy/ Salisbury Middle. We couldn't be prouder!
FIRST LEGO League Eastern Shore Qualifier Results- 2022- 2.9.22
The Core Values Award is given to the team that displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit, knows they can accomplish more together than they could as individuals, and shows each other and other teams respect at all times.
The Robot Performance Award celebrates a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in at least three 2.5-minute matches and their highest score counts.
The Champion’s Award celebrates a team that embodies the FIRST ® LEGO® League Challenge experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in Robot Performance, Robot Design and the Innovation Project.
James N. McCrobie, M.S.
Chad Pavlekovich, Ed.D.
STEM Curriculum Specialist/ Founder
Terance Dunn, M.Ed.
Salisbury Middle Principal