HENDERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM INITIATIVE
Henderson Middle School has begun a journey toward becoming a Georgia certified STEM Program School. STEM, an acronym which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is more than just doing hands-on activities. It is a concept of engaging students in real-world problem solving and project based learning using all of their STEM knowledge and skills. It requires teachers who are willing to give students the freedom to explore, investigate, collaborate, design, test and redesign their own solutions to STEM challenges faced by our society.
Henderson Middle School currently has in place an accelerated math curriculum that enables students to take High School Coordinate Algebra in their last year of middle school. To satisfy another Georgia STEM requirement, High School Physical Science will also be offered in the fall to 8th grade STEM students. Teachers have already begun planning engaging interdisciplinary units and lessons of instruction.
Henderson Middle School is working on entering into partnerships with local businesses to bring real world STEM careers into the classroom. Our STEM Coordinator, Dr. Jackson along with a team of dedicated staff members, want to ensure that our STEM program best meets the needs of our diverse population.