Grants, Awards, and Recognitions
- STEM Innovation Academy of Oranges was awarded the NJ Advanced Computer Science Grant totaling just under $100,000! The Advanced Computer Science grant is a 100 percent state funded initiative. It is intended to expand student access and opportunities to participate in high-quality advanced computer science education. Funds are used by comprehensive high schools to develop or adopt standards-aligned computer science curricula and create the resources and supports necessary to ensure that students, teachers and schools are prepared for such courses. From the grant, we were able to expand curricular offerings to students in grades 8 (App Creators), 9 (Computing Ideas), 10 (Intro to Computer Science with a focus on Python), and 11 (AP Computer Science A; an Advanced Placement offering).
- STEM Innovation Academy of Oranges accepted into the TEALS Computer Science Program for the 2018-2019 School Year! Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that connects classroom teachers with tech-industry volunteers to create sustainable CS programs. Volunteers support teachers as they learn to teach CS independently over time.
- STEM Innovation Academy of Oranges was recently recognized by PLTW for innovative programs and 4 select students will be presenting at their National Conference in Indianapolis, IN in February 2020! The Indianapolis conference is located in what is known as the "Crossroads of America as Indianapolis is conveniently located in the Midwest and offers a vast array of arts, attractions, historical sites, and eclectic cultural districts located in and near downtown. Indianapolis is also home to PLTW headquarters! Our students will be presenting to close to 1000 educators who are pursuing advancements in STEM education.