For the 6th year running, Bishop Flaget has received the Governor's Thomas Edison STEM Award for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities.
The school and nine of its teachers were recognized with the award.
To receive the award, schools had (1) to conduct a local science fair with 20 or more students, (2) qualify one or more of these students for one of the Academy's 16 district science days, (3) have students participate in at least one more youth science opportunity beyond the classroom such as State Science Day, visits to museums, mentorship programs and extended field trips, and (4) convince external professionals from STEM business and industry, government and academia employers how and to what extent the school’s program met the Academy’s definition of STEM education.
Last year, Bishop Flaget held its science fair in January with 39 students participating. Students also participated in the Southeast District Science Fair where Bishop Flaget School placed second overall in the middle school division. Four students participated in State Science Day in May. In addition, the entire student body participated in Hands On Science Day, National Pi Day, science-based field trips, and other science-related studies. The school also boasts a Lego Robotics Team.