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Forest Lake STEM Certification

www.richland2.org/AdvancED/STEM-Certification/Forest-Lake-Elementary-STEM-CertificationForest Lake Elementary School has been named one of approximately 70 schools nationwide to earn AdvancED STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Certification.

This certification is a mark of STEM distinction and excellence only offered to highly effective institutions that prioritize STEM education as a path to success.

Click here to view Forest Lake Elementary's STEM Certification site.

AdvancED STEM Certification is the first internationally recognized mark of quality for STEM schools and programs, signaling the growing emphasis placed on STEM education by educators, politicians and business leaders around the world. In earning this certification, Forest Lake Elementary has demonstrated its commitment to preparing its students for their educational and career opportunities of the future by ensuring its students will have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their postsecondary pursuits and as workforce contributors in the 21st-century economy.

In order to earn STEM Certification, Forest Lake Elementary had to demonstrate adherence to the AdvancED STEM Standard as reflected by the school’s performance across 11 rigorous STEM Indicators.

The certification process provides a rigorous evaluation and continuous improvement process, supported by research-based tools and resources. Achieving high scores across the indicators certify that students have been equipped and trained to be innovative, creative and systematic problem-solvers across disciplines.