My name is Christopher Chopp, the director of the Comstock STEM Academy, and I am looking forward to another great year. Our first day will be September 6th, and this is a half day.

This will be my second year as director of the STEM academy. Previously I taught advanced life science classes at the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center (KAMSC), was a science coach at Allegan high school, and a science teacher in New York City.

STEM teachers have attended professional development this summer at the Kellogg Biological StationMichigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). Teachers and I are getting eager to implement new labs, lesson, and activities with students this school year.

This is the fourth year of the STEM academy, and our second year as a K-8 school. We are thrilled about the growth, and new opportunities to offer students. We are pleased to welcome MacKenzie Skalski to our staff as our 3rd-5th grade science teacher. We have also made a strategic change to our 3rd-5th grade team and teachers will be specializing with students moving between Math, Scince and ELA classes starting in 3rd grade. Our 8th graders will take five high school classes including; Biology, Algebra I, Honors English 9, Health, and Spanish I. Many of our middle school students will also be traveling to Washington DC on an educational field trip of a lifetime.

Again, I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your student throughout the next school year. Please contact me if you have questions.

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Go STEM! Go Colts!
Mr. Chopp, Director Comstock STEM Academy

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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 - 11:05am