Beehive Academy receives platinum designation for STEM curriculum


(KUTV) As the need for a more tech-educated workforce grows, some schools have changed their academic focus.

This past year, the STEM Action Center and Utah Office of Education created a STEM school designation.

Holly Menino of 2News got a chance to walk the halls of a platinum STEM school here in Utah.

She found that from after school programs to core curriculum, science, technology, engineering and math are incorporated into every class — even language arts.

The STEM Action Center designated Beehive Academy a platinum school — one of only two in the state.

It received that designation in part due to the STEM Expo the school hosts.

Beehive Academy currently has about 300 students.

There are four levels a school can reach in STEM achievement: platinum, gold, silver or bronze. A school has to apply for the level they wish to be recognized for.