Pre-Collegiate STEM Academies
There is concern that test-based admission policies keep low-income students from gaining admission into selective schools. The front runners for these selective high school programs are those with the highest scores, white high income students. Making a student body reflect the surrounding community is a concern for administrators. Which is why principal, Kim D. Moore, is making an effort to introduce elementary schools with robotics clubs and inviting middle schoolers to practice on high school mathematics teams. She’s at the head of a Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy who’s efforts are to educate engaged students of color from low-income families early on. The plan is to prep them for a path into competitive high schools to increase their academic and career opportunities, so they’re considering high school options in middle school.