Simpson Middle School Earns First Cobb Schools STEAM Certification, Continues Cobb’s Tradition as a STEM Leader

The Cobb County School District has awarded Cobb STEM certifications to 25 schools. Cooper Middle School earned the first STEM certification in 2016. Since then, 15 Cobb elementary schools, four more middle schools, and five high schools have achieved Cobb STEM Certification.  

Recognizing the importance of integrating art into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Cobb Schools recently launched the district’s own STEAM certification process. 

Simpson Middle School set the bar for other schools in the district by earning the first Cobb Schools STEAM Certification. 

“Students at Simpson are using the arts to demonstrate what they’ve learned in math, English and even science classes. Their teachers have worked hard to help students see how the concepts that they are learning are integrated from one class to the next. This approach to learning mirrors the real world,” explained Dr. Sally Creel, Cobb Schools Supervisor of STEM and Innovation.   

Together Cobb Schools Carry Almost 50 STEM and STEAM Certifications 

The district-led certifications prepared many of the schools to apply for state and international STEM certifications.  

Six Cobb schools have earned Georgia STEM certification. Wheeler High School—the #2 STEM Program in the nation—and Mableton Elementary School also have Georgia STEAM certifications. More than a dozen Cobb schools can boast about having the internationally-recognized AdvancED STEM Certification.  

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