• 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, 2019 and will close at 9 PM on May 23, 2019.


  • Registration Closed

    Registration for 2019 is now closed!

  • Bus Transportation

    (utilizing the Plano ISD Summer School/SIGS Busses)

    The Gateway Academy summer engineering camp is divided into two 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. 

    If you choose to use this service, a bus pass/badge is required each day and will be sent prior to the start of camp.

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

    When registering, please state which elementary school your student attended.  This will be their pickup/drop off location.  Thank you!

  • 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.

  • Refund Information

    Refunds for tuition payments will not be made after May 22, 2018.

  • Session Wait List

    If you would like to be added to a "wait list" contact us at stemcamp@pisd.edu

2019 Session Choices

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

    June 4-7 - Otto MS 
    June 10-13 - Otto MS
    June 17-20 - Otto MS 

    June 4-7 - Jasper HS
    June 10-13 - Jasper HS
    June 17-20 - Jasper HS