Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology Awarded STEM Certification

Rockdale Magnet students surround STEM Certification banner

Dr. Martha Reichrath, Deputy Superintendent from the Georgia Dept. of Education awards Director Mary Ann Suddeth the STEM Certification banner

The first Georgia high school STEM Certification was awarded to the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology by the Georgia Department of Education on May 15th.  STEM Certification is the result of a rigorous application by the school and a site visit by Georgia Department of Education officials who make a determination if the school meets the criteria set forth in the application process.  Highlights of Rockdale’s application included four years of scientific research every student must complete.  Students enter their projects in any number of STEM competitions, challenges, and science and engineering fairs during their four years at the school.  Additionally, most students participate in an intense internship with business partners that allows them to explore career options.  The results have paid off for this year’s seniors who collectively won over $5 million dollars in college scholarships.  The school’s average ACT score was 29 and average SAT score was 1907.  Congratulations to Director, Mary Ann Suddeth,  the committed teaching staff, and the 2012 Senior class at Rockdale Magnet.

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