The Indiana Department of Education has named 15 schools throughout the state as STEM Certified Schools. The certification is awarded to schools that are “focused on a commitment to teaching STEM disciplines beyond the classroom.”
The number of Indiana’s STEM Certified Schools now totals more than 100.
“With now upwards of 100 STEM Certified Schools across the state, these schools are leading the way in helping our students explore, engage, and gain experiences in STEM fields,” said Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner. “I’ve directly witnessed several of these schools’ innovative approaches to inquiry- and problem-based learning, as they integrate STEM across their curriculum and engage families and community partners to help students build knowledge and skills that will serve them throughout their lives.”
The IDOE says schools that receive the recognition combine project-based learning, community engagement, entrepreneurship, student-centered classrooms, and out-of-school STEM activities.
The new STEM Certified Schools for 2022 are listed below:
- Bailly STEM Academy, Gary Community School Corp.
- Brentwood Elementary School, Plainfield Community School Corp.
- Career Academy High School South Bend
- Career Academy Middle School South Bend
- Edgewood Junior High, Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corp.
- Farmersville Elementary School, MSD Mount Vernon
- Guilford Elementary School, Plainfield Community School Corp.
- 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 Corp.
- Van Buren Elementary School, Plainfield Community School Corp.
- West Elementary School, MSD Mount Vernon
- Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, Fort Wayne Community Schools
The schools that have been recertified as STEM Certified Schools are listed below:
- Brooklyn Elementary School, MSD of Martinsville
- Lora L. Batchelor Middle School, Monroe County Community School Corp.
- Prosser Career Education Center
You can view a complete list of STEM Certified schools by clicking here.