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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are crucial components in educating Forsyth County’s children.
Soon, they could also be the key focus of the proposed STEM Academy at Forsyth Central High School.
School system officials are working on a proposal to bring the academy to Central as early as August.
Through a gradual rollout, the academy would create engineering and biotechnology programs and expand advanced science and math course offerings.
There are also proposals to compete in science, robotics and rocketry competitions, as well as developing an engineering/robotics lab that would be available to all students.
The program could extend to elementary and middle school students, encouraging them to pursue STEM summer camps.
Outside of school, the academy would develop apprenticeship opportunities and work with technical colleges and universities for joint enrollment.
As the program grows, the goal is to produce work force-ready graduates in STEM-related industries.