Two Pierce County schools are models for STEM education

Tacoma News TribuneFebruary 12, 2014 

Two Pierce County schools, along with five others statewide, will serve as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors to other schools in the state.

Known as Lighthouse schools, the seven were each awarded $18,000 grants that will promote and develop STEM education, including technical assistance and advice for other  schools that are creating their own STEM environments.

The two Pierce County Lighthouse schools are Franklin Pierce High School outside Tacoma and Columbia Crest Elementary School in Ashford.

The other Lighthouse schools are: Riverpoint Academy (Mead School District), Cascade K-8 Community School (Shoreline), Toppenish Middle School (Toppenish), STEM School (Lake Washington), Lakeside High School (Nine Mile Falls).

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