Traditional VA High School First to Earn Cognia STEM Certification

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Briar Woods High School in Loudoun County, VA, has made history as the first traditional high school to earn a STEM certification from Cognia, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. This achievement is the result of a strategic partnership with ECS. The innovative approach and initiatives, from weaving offshore oil drilling research into English assignments to exploring concrete stability in math classes, provides students with practical, real-world applications of their studies and enriches their educational experience.

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ECS partnered with Cognia to support Briar Woods’ STEM certification. Read about our involvement.

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