• Gateway Academy


    The SME-EF (Society of Manufacturing Engineers - Education Foundation)/PLTW (Project Lead The Way) Gateway Academy Summer Youth Program is a hands-on, project-based camp designed to introduce middle school students to the fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).

    Certified PLTW instructors provide expert instruction in small group settings. Students work together in a fun, exciting environment using leading-edge technologies to sample a variety of engineering activities and projects.

    Enrollment will open March 1, 2020 and will close at 9 PM on May 22, 2020.


  • Due to the current situation with Covid-19 we are temporarily suspending online registration for all summer school programs.  Please continue to check back for updates.  Thank you!

  • Bus Transportation

    (utilizing the Plano ISD Summer School/SIGS Busses)

    The Gateway Academy Summer engineering camp occurs at three different sites.  A Plano ISD bus will run from each PISD elementary school to the camp site that the elementary feeds to. Bus schedules (including pick-up/drop-off times) will be available prior to the start of camp, approximately the middle of May. 

    NOTE: In order for students to ride the bus, they must live in the attendance zone for the bus stop.

  • Refund Information

    Refunds for tuition payments will not be made after May 22, 2020.

  • Session Wait List

    If you would like to be added to a "wait list" for sessions that are full, please contact us at stemcamp@pisd.edu.

  • Snacks

    Snacks will be available for purchase during scheduled break times.  Each campus will have a different selction.  Students are encouraged to bring a snack or purchase one.

2020 Session Choices

  • All sessions run from 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    June 2-5 - Otto MS 
    June 8-11 - Otto MS
    June 15-18 - Otto MS 

    June 2-5 - Robinson MS 
    June 8-11 - Robinson MS
    June 15-18 - Robinson MS 

    June 2-5 - Wilson MS 
    June 8-11 - Wilson MS
    June 15-18 - Wilson MS