Grapevine Middle School is Named STEM School of Excellence
Posted on 02/13/2023
GCISD is proud to announce that Grapevine Middle School (GMS) has been named a 2022-2023 ITEEA STEM School of Excellence. GMS is one of just 19 schools, in addition to six colleges and universities, in the nation to earn the distinction.

Presented by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), the STEM School of Excellence program recognizes outstanding schools for their commitment to providing a robust Integrative STEM education program. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

“I am so proud of our staff, families and community partners who continually work together to provide a quality STEM experience for our students,” said GMS Principal Mandy Alexander. “This year, we have enjoyed a great partnership with engineers in all fields from the DFW area. Our students have had the opportunity to learn about these future career pathways as well as completing design challenges side by side with real-world applications. It’s just one example of how we are applying STEM to provide our students with skills that will prepare them for the future.”

Grapevine Middle School will officially be awarded the distinction as part of the ITEEA’s Annual Conference in April.

Schools recognized as STEM Schools of Excellence exemplify outstanding leadership in the field of STEM education. Recognized schools undergo a rigorous application process requiring detailed documentation to demonstrate a strong Integrative STEM program. A panel of reviewers reach consensus that the documented evidence represents excellence in Integrative STEM education.

ITEEA created the designation as a way to officially recognize those schools whose teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders are providing a meaningful STEM education experience for students. By highlighting these schools, ITEEA hopes to help others learn effective best practices and continue sharing them more broadly into the larger STEM Education community.