Alexander II joins list receiving STEM certification
WGXA News. Ryan Weaver. October 26, 2020.

MACON, Ga -- Macon's own Alexander II Math and Science Magnet School will be joining a relatively small list to receive its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Certification from the Georgia Department of Education.

According to the Bibb School district the certification is a two year process that involves several applications and visits to determine if schools that have displayed innovation, “interdisciplinary instruction” and partnerships with the community in STEM fields. Across Georgia, 75 schools have received the certification, but Alexander II is the first for Macon-Bibb county.

“Our students, staff, parents, and community partners have diligently worked together to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math to create a student-centered learning environment that echoes Bibb County School District’s mission,” said Principal Walsetta Miller. “We realize in addition to math and science, students need soft skills in communication, teamwork, creative thinking and adaptability. Students also need to be technology literate and able to solve problems. The incorporation of STEM instruction provides these opportunities plus so much more.”

“This is such a huge stepping stone for our District’s STEM plans,” said Cherri Nix, the District’s STEM Coordinator. “The Alexander II staff has demonstrated their commitment to their students through challenging problem-based learning and content integration, and the staff and students have an amazing group of community partners and parents working with them to prepare students for the 21st century workplace.”

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