Newsweek magazine recently announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Divine Savior Academy was named in the top 25 percent of that list.
With its long history of reporting on scientific breakthroughs, technological revolutions, and societal challenges, Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to rank America’s Best STEM High Schools. The list includes schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.
The top 5,000 schools were curated from STEM.org Educational Research™ (SER) using a proprietary scoring logic that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs collected from Q2 2015 – Q3 2019.
The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer student experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) — as defined by the Congressional Research Service — while preparing them for post‐secondary outcomes.
Additional factors, including affluence and median household income, were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.
“Children don’t realize it, but they’re natural STEM students,” says Newsweek Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper.
“We need to make sure that innate drive, curiosity, and creativity aren’t lost along the way.
These high schools are helping to ensure America’s future in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is in good hands.”
Extremely pleased with news of the national ranking, Ryan Kirchoff, director of Curriculum & Development at Divine Savior, said. “The STEM program is an important piece of our overall curriculum at Divine Savior Academy in both middle school and high school. To be given this recognition solidifies how well our program prepares students who aspire to pursue a career in engineering.”
Divine Savior STEM classes include Design and Modeling, Magic of Electrons, and Automation and Robotics in the middle school. High school STEM classes include Introduction to engineering design, principles of engineering, computer science and software engineering, and aerospace engineering.
Located in Doral, Divine Savior Academy provides PreK-3 – 12th grade students with college prep academics in a Christian environment. To schedule a private tour of the school, visit www.divinesavioracademy.com