Carroll County School System Recognized as a Leader in Innovative Learning

(Carrollton, Ga. – November 14, 2019) The National Institute for STEM in partnership with Rice University and Accelerate Learning, Inc. recently released a Case Study highlighting Carroll County School System’s innovative approach to learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  The Case Study highlights the increased student achievement and improved student engagement of Carroll County STEM certified schools.

“We have a district-wide focus to promote a 21st Century learning environment and increase STEM opportunities for all students,” said Dr. Marissa Ogando, Director of Middle Schools and Professional Learning.  “Through STEM, we are helping students develop communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills – the four C’s critical to success in college and careers.”

Carroll County School System is one of only three systems in Georgia to have a district STEM certification process and the only district in the state to have a STEAM certification process. Ten Carroll County schools have earned district STEM certification, four schools are nationally STEM certified, and Whitesburg Elementary is the only school in the nation that has achieved international STEM certification.

Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County School System stated, “Having our district serve as a model for other school systems is an honor. We have emphasized STEM education in our schools as a catalyst for fostering student success and a lifelong love of learning. We are proud of Dr. Ogando and our team of educators who have pursued excellence in STEM education and look forward to continuing to be a leader among our peers.”