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Announcements: Jenkins High Engineering Program Receives STEM Certification Banner


Jenkins High Engineering Program Receives STEM Certification Banner 


On May 11, 2016, State CTAE Director Dr. Barbara Wall presented Jenkins High School with their official STEM Certification Banner. The Jenkins High Engineering vision and mission is to provide a stimulating curriculum enriched in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who are successful in their pursuit of higher education within these fields.


To earn STEM certification, the school had to submit an application showing that it meets rigorous criteria, such as evidence of teacher collaboration, business and industry partnerships, high levels of math and science instruction and an integrated, project-based STEM curriculum. A team from the Georgia Department of Education visited the school to observe the program. Jenkins is now one of 8 schools in the state of Georgia to be STEM certified.


Superintendent Dr. Thomas B. Lockamy gave remarks about this great opportunity and the growth of the district. Georgia's State STEM Coordinator, Dr. Gilda Lyon, also gave insight about what can be expected with Jenkins' new title. Chief Academic Officer Dr. Ann Levett shared her excitement about what Jenkins can look forward to with the engineering program's STEM certification. Business partners, Jenkins alumni, staff, students, and board officials were in attendance to celebrate this accomplishment.


The Georgia Department of Education is dedicated to preparing students for 21st Century workplace careers by providing high quality educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In Georgia, STEM education is defined as an integrated curriculum (as opposed to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics taught in isolation) that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory project/problem-based learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. The saturation of technology in most fields means that all students – not just those who plan to pursue a STEM profession – will require a solid foundation in STEM to be productive members of the workforce.

See more photos from the ceremony here.


Created at 4/22/2016 12:21 PM  by Sheila Blanco 
Last modified at 5/11/2016 10:46 AM  by Brittanie Odum