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New STEM Certified Schools unveiled

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INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — The Indiana Department of Education has added 13 schools to its list of STEM Certified Schools around the state. The certification is awarded to schools that are “focused on a commitment to teaching STEM disciplines beyond the classroom.”

The IDOE says schools that receive the recognition take a non-traditional approach to STEM education by combining project-based learning, community engagement, entrepreneurship, student-centered classrooms and out-of-school STEM activities, among others. 

“Indiana’s STEM Certified Schools are leaders in ensuring students are building employability, critical thinking and problem solving skills,” Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner said in a news release. “While occupations in STEM-related fields continue to grow, we know that the foundational skills developed through STEM education will benefit students regardless of their chosen career path. Through a focus on STEM disciplines, these schools are preparing Indiana’s future leaders to tackle tomorrow’s greatest challenges both in life and the workplace.”

The new STEM Certified Schools for 2021 include: 

  • Central Elementary School, Plainfield Community School Corp (Hendricks County)
  • Clarks Creek Elementary School, Plainfield Community School Corp (Hendricks County)
  • East Washington Elementary School, East Washington School Corp (Washington County)
  • East Washington Middle School, East Washington School Corp (Washington County)
  • Linton-Stockton Middle School, Linton-Stockton School Corp (Greene County)
  • Loogootee Elementary School, Loogootee Community School Corp (Martin County)
  • Manchester Elementary School, Manchester Community Schools (Wabash County)
  • Manchester Intermediate School, Manchester Community Schools (Wabash County)
  • Manchester Junior/Senior High School, Manchester Community Schools (Wabash County)
  • North Elementary School, MSD North Posey County Schools (Posey County)
  • North Posey High School, MSD North Posey County Schools (Posey County)
  • North Posey Junior High School, MSD North Posey County Schools (Posey County)
  • South Terrace Elementary School, MSD North Posey County Schools (Posey County)

The new schools bring the total number of STEM Certified Schools to more than 100. You can view the full list of schools by clicking here.

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