SEM wins the 2012 Intel School of Distinction Award for the Best High School Math Program in the Country
Intel Corporation honored 18 US schools as finalists of the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards in 2012. Of these 18 schools, 5 were announced as winners and one as the Star Innovator at an awards gala in Washington D.C. in September These top schools serve as outstanding examples of leaders in preparing tomorrow’s innovators.The Intel Schools of Distinction Awards recognizes K-12 schools that have some of the most successful educational programs in the country. Honored schools provide a rich, rigorous science or mathematics curriculum by incorporating hands-on investigative experiences that prepare students for future jobs.
Winning schools include School of Science and Engineering (Dallas), George Hall Elementary School (Mobile, Ala.), Legacy Elementary School (Madison, Ala.), Penn Alexander School (Philadelphia), Technology Access Foundation Academy (Kent, Wash.). and Ossining High School in Ossining, N.Y. was named the Star Innovator.
Intel's sponsorship of the Schools of Distinction Awards is part of the Intel® Education Initiative, a sustained public-private partnership with governments in more than 50 countries. Through this $100 million a year initiative, Intel delivers programs that improve the effective use of technology to enhance 21st century skills and encourages excellence in mathematics, science and engineering.
"Intel is proud to honor the Intel Schools of Distinction Award winners for their commitment to encouraging and engaging students in science and math," said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. "Through the recognition of these innovative programs, Intel hopes to form a greater awareness of the tangible successes schools can achieve by cultivating a hands-on science and math environment."
The Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies distributed $560,000 in cash grants and awards to the winning schools. Each winning school at a minimum won an estimated $75,000 in a combination of cash grants from the Intel Foundation and an award package that includes curriculum materials, professional development resources, hardware and software from such sponsors as Adaptive Curriculum, BrainWare Safari, DreamBox Learning, LanSchool, Pearson and SMART, which has been an anchor benefactor of this program since its 2004 inception.
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Source: Intel Corporation