Two Metro Nashville Public Schools earn STEM accreditation

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Two Metro Nashville Public Schools earned STEM accreditation, making them the first two schools in the district to attain the mark of distinction.

The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is a program that encourages students to learn about these subjects through an integrated approach by using technology during the learning process.

Stratford High School was the first to receive the accreditation, followed by Rose Park Magnet Middle School.

"This certification is a true testament to the hard work occurring in our schools," the Director of STEM Science, Jennifer Berry, said.

In order to earn this accreditation, the STEM Certification Review Team conducted 21 interviews, observed 15 classrooms and reviewed documents to determine the school's level of performance to see if they would be able to honor the mission of the program to lead and empower the education community to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

"Rose Park students have the ability to work collaboratively in an inquiry based learning environment that encourage finding creative solutions," the AdvancED Review team concluded.

“I’m so proud of my staff and students for this accomplishment,” Michael Steele, principal of Stratford H.S., said. “When we first started STEM at Stratford, people told me our students could not do STEM work, now we are a model for STEM schools across the country.”

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