THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A Thomasville school hopes to become one of South Georgia's first STEM certified elementary schools.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Thomasville school officials are working to certify Jerger Elementary.
They say it's important for students to focus on STEM subjects early in their education.
Gifted teacher for Thomasville city schools Faith Shriver said, “This is something high schools and middle schools have been doing. So it's very exciting when we have elementary that's following in line now, as well.”
The certification process takes about three years.
Jerger Elementary plans to establish partnerships with local businesses to help fulfill the certification requirements.