APS’ First STEM-Certified School Now STEAM Certified

Atlanta Public Schools first STEM certified school is now STEAM certified.

Congratulations to Principal Margul Woolfolk and the entire M. Agnes Jones Elementary School student body and staff for conquering this milestone.

STEAM certification is awarded to schools that offer high-quality education that integrates science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts. The certification review was conducted by a team of 18 representatives from the Georgia Department of Education and educators from around the state.

In 2017, M. Agnes Jones became the first APS school to receive STEM certification. Based on its strong existing arts program and strong community partners, M. Agnes decided to pursue STEAM certification in 2018. On April 15, 2019, State Superintendent Richard Woods delivered the official STEAM certification banner to M. Agnes Jones.

Superintendent Woods was met with a warm welcome by students, staff, District leadership, including Deputy Superintendent David Jernigan — and, of course Ramsey the robot!

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