December 2, 2019 (Torrance, CA): Recently, Bishop Montgomery was recognized by Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the nation for quality STEM education. In conjunction with November’s Nation STEM Day, Newsweek published a list of the top 5,000 high schools that excel in STEM education. Partnering with , Newsweek ranked schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students. Using both qualitative and quantitative data from 2015-2019, Newsweek’s list highlights high schools that offer quality experiences in curricular and extra-curricular programs, best preparing students for life beyond high school graduation.
Bishop Montgomery received the news from Nancy Cooper, Newsweek’s Global Editor in Chief. “Your students are natural STEM students,” she noted. “We need to make sure their innate drive, curiosity and creativity aren’t lost along the way. And the best STEM schools are helping to ensure that America’s future in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is in good hands.”
Outside of Bishop’s classrooms, students have a variety of opportunities for real-world learning through extra-curricular STEM clubs and programs including Robotics, ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentorship Program, Technology and Programming Club, and eSports. Working with mentors and professionals across STEM fields, students turn digital work spaces into creative and collaborative learning environments. And, with the guidance of teachers who promote a student-centered approach to dynamic learning, these students-- motivated by their own curiosity and creativity-- become innovators and real-world thinkers, ready for the next step towards their academic and professional goals.