- Jasper High School
Jasper High School received a Secondary STEM Certification. This status is valid from 2023-2028. To receive this certification, Jasper High School was scored based on essential elements, showcase artifacts, and a site visit. The minimum score to be awarded the certification is 94 points. Jasper High School had 108 total points.
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) wrote, “The evidence shown within your defined STEM program is providing students with a multitude of opportunities relative to employment, enrollment, and enlistment leading to service. The quality of STEM programming in your building gives students the access needed to be prepared for an ever-changing world. You and your staff are commended for your hard work and dedication to STEM education in Indiana”.
“Jasper High School is thrilled to have earned STEM Certification from the Indiana Department of Education. We had a team of Science, Math and Technology teachers that worked diligently to compile our curriculum and demonstrate how JHS instructs the tenants of the STEM curriculum. The IDOE certification team was impressed with our presentation and gave high marks for the organization and clarity of the presentation. Thank you to Jamie Lofton, Erin Jochum, Shelby Sitzman, Fred Routson, Josh Dahmer, Jessica Mehringer, Cam Harris, Brooke Elrod, Brianna Lammers, Dana Kunz, and Sean Jochum for their work creating our application. We would also like to thank parents, Lori Mehringer and Max Verkamp, and students Alex Bastein, Ryan Verkamp, Brandon Mehringer, Caroline Buechlein and Emma Schipp for their roles in the certification process”, said JHS Principal, Geoff Mauck. “This was truly a collaborative effort that was essential to our success”.
Dr. Tracy Lorey, GJCS Superintendent, said “The recognition of Jasper High School as a STEM Certified School validates the work of our teachers to provide students with learning opportunities that emphasize the engineering design process and project-based learning enhanced by technology. This type of educational environment mirrors the aptitude students will need to apply as they move beyond high school and into their post-secondary choices”.
To learn more about STEM education, visit in.gov/doe/students/stem-education/.
- Jasper High School
- STEM Certification