Hoover High School has been recognized as the Science Bound High School of the Year!
Science Bound is Iowa State University’s premier pre-college program to increase the number of ethnically diverse Iowa students who pursue college degrees in agricultural, scientific, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The award was presented to Hoover students and teachers in recognition of their participation, attendance and academic achievement in the classroom. The Science Bound program teachers at Hoover last year were Billy Kirby, Maureen Griffin and Megan Smith.
“What a tremendous honor this is for our students who have devoted countless hours of research and study to prepare themselves for potential STEM degrees. I am so impressed with their work!” said Hoover principal Cindy Flesch. “Our teacher leaders…are to be commended for their leadership and inspiration.”
Science Bound students may begin participation in the program as early as 7th grade. Iowa State University provides a range of support through the program, from professional development for teachers to workshops for parents to summer programs for students.
Students who successfully complete the high school program, meet admission requirements to Iowa State University and pursue a STEM degree at ISU receive a full tuition scholarship from the university.