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. In 2017, we were chosen as the Catalyst University School of the Year!

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

DISTRICT News

Run Free, Colts!
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Run Free, Colts!
Posted on 08/03/2018
Middle school and high school sports will no longer require an activity fee!...
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CHS Golf Alumni Scramble
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CHS Golf Alumni Scramble
Posted on 07/10/2018
CHS Golf Alumni are invited to be a part of the 2018-19 Girls Golf Season...
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Bus Drivers Needed
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Bus Drivers Needed for 2018-19 School Year
Posted on 06/20/2018
Become a Comstock school bus driver! METS, the transportation provider for Comstock Public Schools, is currently hiring school bus drivers....
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New Instructional Coach at STEM Academy
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New Instructional Coach at STEM Academy
Posted on 06/11/2018
Comstock STEM Academy is proud to announce that Julie Woods will be joining the staff as an instructional coach for the 2018-19 school year....
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Meet Up and Eat Up
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Summer Food Service Program - 2018
Posted on 06/05/2018
Free lunches at several locations in the Comstock district all summer long!...
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Band Instrument Round-Up
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Band Instrument Round-Up
Posted on 04/19/2018
Please consider donating your used band instrument to Comstock Bands!...
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Comstock Football Golf Outing
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Comstock Football Golf Outing
Posted on 04/03/2018
Support Comstock Football at the annual golf outing on August 18...
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5th Grade Classes Return to Elementary Schools
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5th Grade Classes Return to Elementary Schools
Posted on 03/08/2018
5th Grade classes will return to Comstock elementary schools for the 2018-19 school year....
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Kindergarten Enrollment
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Kindergarten Enrollment
Posted on 02/15/2018
Sign up for Young Fives or Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year...
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GED Classes
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Open Enrollment GED Classes
Posted on 08/12/2015
Open Enrollment GED Classes at Compass High School!...
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