Kimball’s engineering academy receives certification

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Kimball High School students hold a Project Lead the Way banner.

Justin F. Kimball High School received national certification for a science, technology, engineering and math program that has been available since 2010.

The program, Project Lead the Way, “offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life activities, projects and problems.”

Kimball’s Academy of Engineering received certification for Project Lead the Way in May, along with two other DISD high schools, Woodrow Wilson and W.T. White.

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The certified program gives students enrolled in it the opportunity to apply for college credit, scholarships and admissions preference.

Female students typically make up about 20 percent of a high school engineering academy, but at Kimball, about 43 percent of the students enrolled this past year were girls.

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