Ashford Park Elementary earns STEM certification


After years of planning, Ashford Park Elementary School has received its sought-after STEM Certification from AdvancED, a nonprofit, nongovernmental accreditation agency. The certification process evaluates a school’s efforts, quality and rigor in science, technology, engineering and math. Ashford Park School is now one of 74 schools nationwide to receive this certification. “AdvancED STEM Certification is an honor of distinction and excellence, and it took a collaborative effort by our Ashford Park teachers, staff, community partners, students, and parents to receive the certification,” said the principal, Dr. LaShawn McMillan.



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