SOUTHFIELD – Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills and Lawrence Technological University have formed an academic partnership that will enable Brother Rice students to take STEM courses taught by LTU faculty and earn college credits.

The new agreement adds to LTU’s outreach to pre-college students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It will also enhance the curriculum of Brother Rice’s newly formed Science, Spirituality, Technology, Engineering and Math (S2TEM) Academy, which will open officially in the fall of 2016.

The memorandum of understanding was signed Nov. 9 by Brother Rice High School President John Birney and Lawrence Technological University President Virinder Moudgil.

As part of the program, Brother Rice S2TEM Academy students will have the opportunity to take courses taught by LTU instructors and receive dual enrollment credits for select college-level courses.

Brother Rice students will also be able to participate in Lawrence Tech’s engineering competition teams as well as have access to LTU campus facilities for robotics, architecture and other related STEM disciplines.

LTU students will provide mentoring support to Brother Rice students enrolled in the program.