Our School

Kenneth A. Christmon STEMM Academy is a free, public school available to all K-8 students in the Richmond/Wayne County area. KC STEMM Academy opened in August of 2005 and is based on the cornerstones of STEMM instruction (Science, technology, engineering, math and media), character development, and college readiness. Applications are currently being accepted for new enrollment. Apply Today!

Our Facilities

We currently have two facilities in Richmond, IN, servicing grades K-8. For direction and contact information, click here.

The Kenneth A. Christmon STEMM Academy Lower Primary School holds grades K-3 and is located at 777 N 12th St in Richmond. The Middle Primary School holds grades 4-6 and is located at 220 S 5th St in Richmond.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Free Public Charter School open to any student living in Indiana
  • Classroom teachers certified by the Indiana Department of Education
  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • Transportation to students living anywhere in Richmond
  • After School Programs (girls/boys basketball, chess club, math & reading clubs, cheerleading, gospel choir, & kung fu)
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Emphasis on Differentiating Instruction
  • Well-equipped classrooms
  • State of the art technology in all work areas
  • On-site elementary school social worker & nurse
  • Intensive reading instruction by trained reading therapists
  • Welcoming & encouraging atmosphere for parent involvement
  • Ongoing professional development
  • New computers in all work areas
  • Free After School Programs
  • On-Site Elementary School Nurse


Each year our students are assessed using a variety of school and state measures to monitor student progress from year to year and to evaluate student strengths and needs throughout the year. The Indiana Standards Test (ISTEP) is administered each year to students in grades 3-8. Our students are also assessed three times a year by the Northwest Evaluation Assessment, which are Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) state-aligned computerized adaptive tests that accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time. The results of each student’s progress will be sent home weeks after the test is implemented. Information regarding Indiana State Testing, each student’s Individual Learning Plan, and classroom assessments can be found by talking with your child’s classroom teacher.