What is "STEM?"

The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM.

That's our focus at Comstock STEM Academy, and we're proud of the accomplishments we are making.

  • Comstock STEM Academy had the highest level proficiency scores of any school building in Kalamazoo county and was 16th out of over 2,300 school buildings in the state on the 2015 M-STEP test (Michigan's statewide standardized test).

  • We have a state of the art high school-grade science lab.

  • The STEM Academy competed in all events in the Science Olympiad last year, and placed 4th in the regional competition (It was our first year competing!).

  • The STEM Academy is the home of a competitive robotics club.

  • The STEM Academy offers 8th grade students the opportunity to earn high school credit, and thus accelerating their ability enroll in dual enrollment (free college credit courses).

Choose STEM ACADEMY Because...

STEM Time Every Day
We have time devoted to the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) every day. Every grade is involved in hands-on, project-based learning, and we have a new science lab!

#1 in Kalamazoo County
Comstock STEM Academy was the #1 performing school in Kalamazoo County, and was in the 99th percentile in the state of Michigan in M-STEP results in 2015.

The Three R’s
No, not THOSE three R’s. Our school focuses on Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships!

High Expectations
We set high expectations for how we treat each other, and how hard we work. We celebrate collaboration and effective discourse. We believe in all students’ intellectual capabilities.

High School Credit
In eighth grade, students have the opportunity to earn high school credit in multiple subject areas.

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School INFO

Comstock STEM Academy
Chris Chopp, Director

175 Hunt Street [Map]
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Phone: (269) 250-8560
Fax: (269) 250-8561

Hours of Operation:
Full Day: 7:30am - 2:20pm
Half Day: 7:30am - 11:00am

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The Change Starts with U T-shirts
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New t-shirts to help support the development of The Leader In Me program at Comstock High School...
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Weather Related Closings Information
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Mother-Son Bowling — February 3
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Father-Daughter Dance
Posted on 12/04/2017
The Annual Father-Daughter Dance takes place February 10, 2018...
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CPS Ski & Snowboard Club
Posted on 11/15/2017
Information about the 2017-18 Comstock Ski and Snowboard Club...
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Comstock High School's Upcoming College Visits
Posted on 09/29/2017
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2017 Excellence in Education Awards
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2017 Excellence in Education Awards
Posted on 04/21/2017
The 2017 Excellence in Education Awards ceremony took place in April, and Comstock boasts three honorees....
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Kindergarten Enrollment
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Bus Drivers Needed for 2017-18 School Year
Posted on 06/15/2016
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Open Enrollment GED Classes
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