Paul Zinni, Superintendent
18 King Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
For Immediate Release
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
King Philip Regional High School Accepted into National STEM Consortium
WRENTHAM — Principal Lisa Mobley is pleased to announce that King Philip Regional High School has recently been accepted as a member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS).
Principal Mobley was informed on Wednesday that the high school’s membership application was approved by the NCSSS Board of Directors.
Established in 1988, the NCSSS was created as a way for high schools that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to exchange ideas and information.
The NCSSS provides resources to secondary school members by supporting collaboration and knowledge sharing and providing professional development for teachers and administrators to positively impact student growth and education in the STEM fields.
“King Philip Regional High School’s mission is to develop the citizen scientist in all of our students,” Principal Mobley wrote in her application letter to the NCSSS. “We believe that all citizens have a responsibility to be an active integral part of their world and understanding science paves the road for our students to carry out this civic responsibility. We believe that we have one world and we have a collective obligation to educate students to be able to care for that world. It is because of this that we continue to be committed to increasing the science electives offered to our students.”
As a member, KPHS faculty and students will be able to attend conferences and networking events put on by the NCSSS. The school will now also have access to the consortium’s annual publication, the “NCSSS Journal.”
“Over the years we have worked to build upon and improve our STEM program so that students of all levels and abilities can gain an in-depth understanding of these sciences and apply them today and in life after high school,” Principal Mobley said. “I want to thank Ann Lambert, our science department head, for her collaboration work on the application and I am thankful to the NCSSS for accepting our membership. I am excited to see how we can utilize the program to further enhance our STEM program at the high school.”
The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) was established in 1988 to provide a forum for specialized secondary schools focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to exchange information and program ideas.
Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2013, the Consortium now includes approximately 100 member schools (high schools), many ‘ranked’ as the best in the country, along with 55 affiliate members (colleges, universities, summer programs, foundations, and corporations) located in 32 states, that share the goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education.