• Academy of Exploration

Academy of Exploration

  • Academy of Exploration The Academy of Exploration offers a unique learning environment for fifth grade students to explore the world around them through multiple lenses of science and exploration. Two teachers facilitate learning for a total of 40 students through curriculum with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Their school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.



    • Any Springfield Public Schools (SPS) fourth-grade student, or any non-SPS fourth-grade student who lives within the SPS attendance area, is eligible to apply.
    • Eligible students must have satisfactory attendance and behavior.
    • Selected students will be identified through a lottery system.
    • Transportation may be provided depending on driver shortage.
    • Applications are accepted November-December each year.


Important Dates for 2022-2023

    • Lottery application window is closed.


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