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.

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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