Catholic Memorial celebrates seventh year of being named a top STEM school in the nation

Originally posted by The Waukesha Freeman…

WAUKESHA — Catholic Memorial High School has been recognized for the seventh consecutive year as a Project Lead the Way school, a national distinguishment for schools that provide broad access to STEM learning activities such as computer science, biomedical science and engineering. Only 293 schools across the country and 16 schools in Wisconsin were awarded this honor. CMH is one of two Wisconsin schools to have earned it for seven consecutive years.

The non-profit organization PLTW serves K-12 students, delivering programs that allow youth to develop in-demand and transferable skills.

“Catholic Memorial has put a focus on creating limitless opportunities for our students to excel. PLTW and STEM courses open doors for students today and in careers of the future. We’re so proud of their success,” said Donna Bembenek, CMH president. “Currently, 55% of students at CMH are enrolled in our STEM program.”

CMH has recently expanded programs in STEM fields, and the senior internship program in STEM fields have nearly doubled since the school began offering biomedical internships. CMH is the only private school in Wisconsin to offer the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Program in Engineering, the highest offered honor for high school engineering students.

“We are honored to recognize Catholic Memorial High School for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,” said PLTW President and CEO Dr. David Dimmett. “We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their dedication to empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed.”