Metro East Office K-12 Programs

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy has moved beyond the walls of its internationally recognized Aurora, IL, campus to expand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs and services across Southern Illinois. IMSA’s Belleville office offers STEM enrichment programs for area students, and professional development programs for educators.


Arcade Engineering – BelleValley School/In-Person – December 4, 9:30 am – 12 noon.

Grades 3-4

Electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental forces of physics in our universe and in this Saturday STEM, our arcade engineers will learn how to harness this force to create arcade games! Students will first explore the nature of magnetic materials via our Ultimate Magnet Olympics! They will then apply this knowledge towards creating irresistible magnetic arcade games that will attract everyone to come play!

Grades 5-6

How do engineering and science apply to a simple game of skee-ball? With all the technology taking over the gaming industry, our dedicated Arcade Engineers need to SAVE Skee-ball, a classic and super fun arcade game!! Kids will experience the engineering design process and explore physics principles as they create their own game of skee-ball!! Come have a BALL and put your own SPIN on how the game is built and played!

School Year: 2021-2022ModalityDatesTimeCostRegistration
Grades 3-4In-person @ Belle Valley School, 2465 Amann Dr, Belleville, IL 6222012/4/219:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST$25Register Now (WAITLIST ONLY)
Grades 5-6In-person @ Belle Valley School, 2465 Amann Dr, Belleville, IL 6222012/4/219:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST$25Register Now

Click on the following links to view details for virtual STEM enrichment programs for students in grades 3-11.

Thank you for your ongoing support of IMSA during these challenging times. We hope to see you and your child at a future program.

*Applying and qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee an award or registration into the program. To qualify for a scholarship, the student’s family is required to submit proof of financial eligibility: if you qualify for SNAP or Free/Reduced lunch, you qualify, but we need you to submit proof of eligibility. If you do not have a form in your possession or have difficulty getting it from your school or IDHS, you may submit a screen shot showing eligibility. Please contact us at if you have difficulty with this requirement. Alternatively, a 2019 or 2020  federal tax return showing proof of family income may be submitted. WATCH YOUR EMAIL and CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER! Award recipients will be notified via email and must reply to scholarship offer within the time period indicated in email. NOTE: You may choose to either pay for program registration OR apply for a scholarship and await award notification. Your scholarship application will not be considered if you also complete a paid registration.

No requests for a registration cancellation/refund for virtual programs will be accommodated if they are received less than 5 days before a program begins. Requests must be made in writing via an email to: Please include the program name and your student’s full name.

No requests for a registration cancellation/refund will be accepted for all in-person Saturday STEM programming.