What does School STEM certification require?
Once all the evidence and data is collected and reviewed, the recommendation of the site team for the STEM certification will be sent to the IASL board for final approval. In the event a school has not met the requirements for STEM certification, a series of written recommendations will be provided and the IASL board will schedule a phone debriefing to discuss the school’s areas of improvement, findings, and recommendations. No less than six months from the debriefing and decision, a school can re-apply and present new data and evidence to meet the eligibility requirements for STEM certification. Evidence, interviews and a second school site review will be conducted for a separate fee. If the school is not awarded certification in the second round of IASL board review, the principal/school leadership will be able to make a third and final application no less than one year but within three years following the second debriefing and decision by IASL.