Byron Academy is where young women can cultivate their interest in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math). By offering young women professional academic support, innovative online courses, college-advising services, and specialty test-prep classes, Byron Academy provides a unique support structure that instills confidence, builds knowledge, and adds real-life experience to a student's classroom studies. Byron Academy's services for girls in middle school through high school will set them on a path toward a college education that will support their goals to achieve greatness in science and technology.
Why Do Girls Require Different Academic Support in STEM?
Overall, girls have slightly higher IQs and get better grades than boys, but 57 percent more men graduate with a higher education degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. In the United States, careers in science and technology are often lucrative, with job growth outpacing other sectors.
While there may be no secret "silver bullet" to leveling the STEM gender gap, at Byron Academy we believe that young women with an early interest in science and technology will be more likely to follow a higher education and career path in STEM if they are given academic tools and support from professionals in the STEM fields.
What Does Byron Academy Provide?
Byron Academy is an online community where young women in grades 7 through 12 can foster and expand their interest in science and technology. Each service that Byron Academy provides is designed specifically for young women with an interest in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Byron Academy's services include:
- Science and technology courses (credits and grades transfer to your high school).
- Academic support from professionally trained STEM tutors.
- SAT and ACT test prep courses, designed for STEM-oriented young women.
- College application and essay services Inspirational profiles on successful women in science or technology.
- Monthly speaker series highlighting women in STEM Comprehensive college recommendation engine for Young Women.
How Did Byron Academy Get Its Name?
Byron Academy was named for the world's first recognized computer programmer: Ada Byron. Also known as Lady Lovelace, Ada Byron has been credited as developing the first algorithm to be processed by a machine in 1842. Learn more about Ada Byron on Wikipedia