Two South Bend schools are on the list of 15 schools that the Indiana Department of Education has deemed as “newly-certified” as leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.”
The schools are the Career Academy Middle School and Career Academy High School.
The STEM Certified Schools program recognizes schools committed to teaching those skills beyond the classroom — through inquiry, project-based learning, community engagement, entrepreneurship, integration into humanities and related arts, and out-of-school activities.
Created in 2015, the STEM Certified Schools program recognizes schools committed to teaching STEM disciplines beyond the classroom. STEM Certified Schools exemplify a highly innovative approach to education, employing a great deal of inquiry, project-based learning, community engagement, entrepreneurship, student-centered classrooms, integration into humanities and related arts, and out-of-school STEM activities. For secondary schools, in particular, earning STEM certification requires heightened intention and coordination in terms of vision, scheduling, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
This year’s new STEM Certified Schools are:
Bailly STEM Academy, Gary Community School Corporation
Brentwood Elementary School, Plainfield Community School Corporation
Career Academy High School South Bend
Career Academy Middle School South Bend
Edgewood Junior High, Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation
Farmersville Elementary School, MSD Mount Vernon
Guilford Elementary School, Plainfield Community School Corporation
Indiana Math & Science Academy West
John S. Irwin Elementary School, Fort Wayne Community Schools
Marrs Elementary School, MSD Mount Vernon
North Side Elementary School, Randolph Eastern Community Schools
South Ripley Elementary School, South Ripley Community School Corporation
Van Buren Elementary School, Plainfield Community School Corporation
West Elementary School, MSD Mount Vernon
Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, Fort Wayne Community Schools
There are now more than 100 STEM-certified schools in Indiana.
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