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Was STEM a success? Wheeling High say yes

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  • Christine Amario charts some information in the nursing lab classroom, part of the career-science-and math-oriented curriculum at Wheeling High School.

       Christine Amario charts some information in the nursing lab classroom, part of the career-science-and math-oriented curriculum at Wheeling High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Instructor Mike Geist shows students how to operate some of the machinery in the manufacturing lab, part of the STEM curriculum at Wheeling High School.

       Instructor Mike Geist shows students how to operate some of the machinery in the manufacturing lab, part of the STEM curriculum at Wheeling High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Students conduct presentations in the nursing lab classroom, part of the STEM curriculum at Wheeling High School.

       Students conduct presentations in the nursing lab classroom, part of the STEM curriculum at Wheeling High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Aneta Polak, left, and Stefany Lima practice patient care in the nursing lab classroom at Wheeling High School.

       Aneta Polak, left, and Stefany Lima practice patient care in the nursing lab classroom at Wheeling High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • A whiteboard full of information and a skeleton are part of the nursing lab classroom at Wheeling High School.

       A whiteboard full of information and a skeleton are part of the nursing lab classroom at Wheeling High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Academic growth

    Graphic: Academic growth

 
By Melissa
Silverberg
msilverberg@dailyherald.com

Wheeling high school and its innovative math-and-science-based stem approach to education have drawn praise far and wide. despite that, its standardized test scores remain flat. educators say that hardly makes the program a failure. compared to similar schools with similar numbers of at-risk students, whs is a success, they say.

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