Windsor Elementary School in Loves Park is one of 25 schools statewide awarded a three-year Bicentennial STEM Fusion program.
Governor Rauner revealed the list while visiting Dubois Elementary School in Springfield on Tuesday.
The Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) Fusion Program is a teacher professional development and student STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) enrichment program for Illinois students who are talented, interested and motivated but underrepresented in mathematics, science, and technology.
“Educating our young and preparing them for work are endeavors that are bipartisan,” Gov. Rauner said. “Through this program, the Bicentennial is helping us see what we have in common. STEM Fusion from IMSA represents a unique asset that Illinois is applying to help encourage children set out on a path to the 21st century workforce.”
More than 100 schools applied for the 25 Fusion programs. Seventy other qualifying schools will receive a one-year curriculum.
The 25 awarded schools are:
Akin CCSD 91 – Akin
Arthur Dixon Elementary School – Chicago
Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM – Chicago Heights
Bernard Long Elementary School – Madison
Booker T. Washington STEM Academy – Champaign
Brown County Middle School – Mt. Sterling
Dallas City Elementary School – Dallas City
Dubois Elementary – Springfield
Earle STEM Elementary School – Chicago
Frazier International Magnet School – Chicago
Galva Junior Senior School – Galva
Garrison School – Jacksonville
Gifford Grade School – Gifford
Herrin Junior High School – Herrin
Kimball Hill Elementary School – Rolling Meadows
LEARN 10 – North Chicago
LEARN 6 – North Chicago
Mozart Elementary School – Chicago
Murray Language Academy – Chicago
North Ridge Middle School – Danville
Peck Elementary School – Chicago
Pikeland Community School – Pittsfield
San Miguel School – Chicago
Whittier Primary School – Peoria
Windsor Elementary – Loves Park