Mercy is the only all-girl school in the nation to be STEM certified and the first STEM school in Kentucky, according to a press release from the school.
According to the release, certification required school officials to submit more than 3,600 documents illustrating its STEM educational programming. AdvancED also observed students as they used STEM tools, including a 3-D printer, which the students used to create prosthetics for disabled individuals. Students have also built autonomous electric cars and launched underwater robots, the release said.
“In earning this certification … Mercy Academy has demonstrated its commitment to preparing young women in STEM fields by ensuring its students have the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in postsecondary education pursuits and the 21st century workforce,” said the news release.