Kecoughtan High School has been approved by the Virginia Department of Education to launch an Architecture and Applied Arts Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy.
The academy will enroll more than 480 students in grades 9 through 12. About 100 students will be admitted for the first year this fall, according to Hampton City Schools. The academy will offer programs in design/pre-construction, engineering and technology, visual arts and merchandising.
The cost of starting and operating the academy is expected to be about $53,000 for the first year. It's not clear whether additional staff will be needed.