SAVANNAH, GA: STEM Academy at Bartlett Named Top Middle School STEM Program in the Nation



The STEM Academy at Bartlett was selected as a finalist for a STEM Excellence Award from the Future of Education Technology Conference last month.  That honor placed the school among the Top 10 STEM programs in the Nation after the FETC STEM Advisory Board evaluated over a hundred applications.  On Thursday – The STEM Academy at Bartlett was named the number one middle school STEM program in the nation and recipient of the FETC 2016 STEM Excellence Award!


STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. The FETC STEM Excellence Awards recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the primary, middle and high school levels, with winners selected from each level. STEM Excellence Awards applications were evaluated based on the use of Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Collaboration, Design, Problem Solving and the STEM Experiences offered.


In determining the finalists for the award – evaluators stated they were impressed by the innovation and educational impact of Bartlett’s STEM program.  The STEM Academy at Bartlett was the first middle school in the state of Georgia to receive schoolwide STEM certification in 2015.


Sheila Blanco

Public Information Manager

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

208 Bull Street

Savannah, Georgia  31401

Office:  912-395-5538

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