Campbell schools recognized with STEM Merit Award
CAMPBELL — The National Education Foundation has recognized the Campbell City School District for its distinguished implementation of NEF’s Total STEM System Solution.
This STEM initiative focuses on a strategic approach to learning for students and school districts, with individualized learning, mentoring, performance tracking, awards, certificates and teacher training — IMPACT.
In partnership with NEF, the Campbell school district has found success with credit recovery for students with high completion and attendance rates for 190 students. With this success, Campbell will be adding robotics along with NEF’s digital academic program for its students.
Credit recovery describes a variety of educational strategies and programs that give high school students who have failed a class the opportunity to redo coursework or retake a course through alternate means — and thereby avoid failure and earn academic credit.
Campbell’s academy director Taylor Cougras said she found the credit recovery program “to be very beneficial and user-friendly to our students. They were able to independently utilize the GradPoint platform in ways that benefited their goals for the school year. I could oversee all of their work, which helped me to keep them motivated if they were drifting off, or give them more individualized help if they needed it.”