STEM SCHOOLS OF DISTINCTION

STEM Schools Recognized

In school year 2014-15, seven schools in North Carolina were honored before The North Carolina State Board of Education for their exemplary leadership and instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. These schools are the 2nd set of schools to be recognized as STEM Schools of Distinction, under the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's (NCDPI) STEM Recognition Program. The STEM Recognition Program and application process was developed in partnership with representatives from NCDPI, North Carolina schools, business and industry, postsecondary institutions, and STEM-related experts leading a review team, as a way to identify and recognize STEM schools and STEM programs; which has been established as one of the country's most rigorous programs to commemorate educational excellence.

These schools represent the best in STEM education in North Carolina which exemplify outstanding leadership and learning that empower keen creative thinking, reasoning, and teamwork: the underpinnings of 21st century skills; in addition to implementing the essential STEM Attributes needed to be successful in today's society. 

Schools receiving this honor undergo a rigorous application process that requires: detailed responses demonstrating STEM implementation covering the 40 key elements that define the quality characteristics rooted within the 11 attributes; including strategic class documents and video evidences, a self-assessment of their school aligning to the Attribute Implementation rubric; and identification of their one best practice of educational excellence. These criteria, along with a panel of reviewers' consensus that evidence presented represented the highest levels of attainment and a site visit; led to the designations.


STEM Schools of Distinction


STEM Schools of Distinction


  NORTHEAST REGION DISTRICT 1 SOUTHEAST REGION
DISTRICT 2
NORTH CENTRAL REGION
DISTRICT 3
PIEDMONT TRIAD REGION
DISTRICT 5
SOUTHWEST REGION
DISTRICT 6
WESTERN REGION DISTRICT 8
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL     Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering, Wake County

JW York Elementary School, Wake County
  Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary School, Cabarrus County

Patriot STEM Elementary School, Cabarrus County
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL Riverside Middle School, Martin County   East Cary Middle School, Wake County

Exploris Charter Middle School, Wake County
  Elkin Middle School, Elkin City Schools

Hanes Magnet Middle School, Winston-Salem/ Forsyth Schools

J Sam Gentry Middle School, Surry County
N Fries Magnet Middle School, Cabarrus County  
K-8 SCHOOL   Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School, Lenoir County        
HIGH SCHOOL   Brunswick County Early College High School, Brunswick County

Greene Central High School, Greene County

James Kenan High School, Duplin County

Wayne School of Engineering at Goldsboro High School, Wayne County
Wake STEM Early College High School, Wake County

NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham County
Atkins Academic & Technology High School, Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools

Davie County High STEM Center, Davie County

STEM Early College NC A&T, Guilford County
Central Cabarrus High School STEM Magnet Program, Cabarrus County
Nesbitt Discovery Academy, Buncombe County

 

Visit the STEM Recognition Program  for more information


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