In 2015-2017, the STEM Schools Working Group aimed to identify and recognize STEM schools across the District. 


  • To improve access and equality regarding high-quality STEM-focused schools
  • To provide support for STEM schools
  • To prepare students capable of success in other STEM schools, STEM majors, and STEM careers


  1. STEM Schools self-identified via STEM School Questionnaire
  2. DC STEM Network verified STEM School status through
    • Classroom observations
    • Teacher and student interviews
    • Letters of support from partners
  3. DC STEM Network recognized STEM Schools
    • Verified STEM Schools will be listed on DC STEM Network website
    • Formal announcement of STEM Schools at DC STEM Summit
    • Targeted support and resources from the DC STEM Network

Start the pathway to STEM school recognition with the STEM School Questionnaire.

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