Elm Road named a STEM Certified School

Posted on May 27, 2020

Elm Road Elementary School was among 12 schools that he Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently announced as new STEM Certified schools. The state now has 90 STEM Certified schools, an increase of over 16 percent. Penn High School was named a STEM Certified School in 2016.

Created in 2015, the STEM Certified Schools program recognizes schools focused on a commitment to teaching STEM disciplines beyond the classroom. STEM Certified schools exemplify a highly non-traditional 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. STEM Certified schools take this approach while following educational policies set by the state and excelling under the system of accountability. Prior to certification, each school completed a rigorous application and review process.

Elm Road Elementary educators are focused on not only teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but also providing creative ways of incorporating those subjects but throughout their curriculum. Some of Elm’s STEM initiatives include Project Lead the Way and co-curricular student clubs and activities like Girls Coding club and First Lego League.

To learn more about the Excellence in Education that Elm Road is providing to its students, click here.

Last Modified May 27, 2020