The Aerospace Engineering, Information Technology, and Business Management Academy is part of the Greater Peninsula Governor’s STEM Academy. Students who successfully complete all requirements will receive a diploma seal upon graduation. During the four year program, students will meet professionals in the strand areas, visit businesses in the career areas, and prepare for exciting and futuristic careers. In addition, students in Air Force JROTC may participate in the academy.Hampton City is the first training ground for astronauts. With local history and resources such as NASA Langley Research Center, Langley Air Force Base, and a variety of aerospace and research companies, Hampton is a logical place for an aerospace academy. In addition, Hampton University, National Institute of Aerospace, Thomas Nelson Community College and Virginia’s Colleges and Universities have aerospace and engineering programs to meet the needs of future air and space researchers and travelers.