Cleveland High School is one of six schools and school districts named STEM Lighthouse Schools by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Along with well-deserved recognition, Cleveland will also receive a $20,000 grant from OSPI to serve as a mentor to other schools and school districts that are creating their own STEM environments.
“Lighthouse schools serve as examples of what can happen with STEM education,” says State Superintendent Randy Dorn. “Lighthouse schools represent the entire state.”
The STEM Lighthouse School program began in 2010 with the state Legislature’s passage of House Bill 2621.
The bill directs OSPI to designate lighthouse schools which, according to the bill, will serve as resources and examples of how to combine best practices from small, highly personalized learning communities to an interdisciplinary curriculum with a strong focus on science, technology, engineering, and math.
Read more about House Bill 2621 on the Washington State Legislator website.
Read more about Washington STEM Lighthouse schools and program on the OSPI website.
Read more about Cleveland STEM High School on our school profile webpage.