Six hundred-plus applicants for Farmington STEAM Academy

If you applied to send your child to Farmington STEAM Academy, the odds are probably not in your favor.

Farmington Public Schools Superintendent George Heitsch said Tuesday that the district received 609 applications for 70 open seats in the K-8 school of choice. A lottery was held Wednesday; selected families will be notified via email later this month.

Heitsch said 29 percent of the applications came from Farmington area families with children in either private or parochial schools. The Academy approach integrates sciences, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

“There’s a market for us to meet a need for, and we’re going to work really hard to figure out how to meet that need,” he said.

To that end, officials have gone back to the design phase of bond improvements scheduled for Warner Middle School, to make it more “STEM-like,” Heitsch said.

Learn more about Farmington STEAM Academy on the district’s website.

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