“The goal of STEM schools is to foster intellectual, entrepreneurial and technical talent. This is vital to Ohio’s future economic growth and prosperity, which depends on an aligned education system to support the state’s economic development efforts and that helps all Ohio students become innovators and inventors, self-reliant and logical thinkers and technologically proficient problem solvers.” (Ohio Department of Education)
The following link will take you to information on a STEM school research study. Although the research was completed on STEM High Schools the results are an accurate representation of Ranger High-Tech Academy.
STEM School Study
There is additional information on STEM schools on the Ohio STEM Learning Network Website.
The National Science Teacher Association has recently released a STEM position statement which explains in detail what STEM means in education.