September 13. 2012 7:00AM - Last modified: September 13. 2012 7:09AM

FOND DU LAC - Mercury Marine and STEM school share partnership

  
A Fond du Lac elementary charter school that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math studies (STEM) and receives unique support through a partnership with Mercury Marine opened its doors Tuesday.

The Fond du Lac STEM Academy, located at 401 S. Military Road, began its first semester with 100 students in third through fifth grades.
The stated mission of the school is to “develop innovative, passionate learners by providing a rigorous and challenging project-based curriculum grounded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics” and to “encourage ingenuity and creativity using real-world, hands-on experience.”
The school resulted from a partnership between Mercury Marine and the Fond du Lac School District. Personnel from Mercury were integral in the development of the school, from conception to implementation.
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