(SCIence and MAth eXcellence)
is a community-driven,
K-16 partnership formed to catalyze school
reform in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system.
The goal of the program is to ensure all graduates of WS/FC schools have the capacity to pursue post-secondary studies and/or a career in science, math and engineering. Wake Forest University supports these efforts as a partner in the SCIMAX program. The specific objectives of the SCIMAX program are:
To complete the implementation of standards-based K-12 mathematics and science programs within the District establishing high standards for all students in all classrooms;
To increase K-8 proficiency by 4% in End-of Grade [test] in mathematics, by 5% in 8th grade Algebra I, and by 5 percentile points in science each year;
To increase enrollment in upper level mathematics and science courses by 10% each year and achieve an overall completion of 80%;
To partner with universities to ensure that new teachers arrive in the school system with the training needed to teach high-quality standards-based science and mathematics curriculum.
WFU offers several items as part of its partnership:
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Angela King, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry.