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Forsyth Central STEM Academy was recently recognized as the best in Georgia
Forsyth Central STEM Academy was recently recognized as the best in Georgia

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced Forsyth Central High School as winner of the 2013 STEM Education award for the top high school program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

2013 marks the second year TAG has recognized top Georgia schools with the Georgia STEM Education Awards. Forsyth Central was one of more than 170 applicants in eight different categories that competed in the second annual Georgia STEM Education Awards.

According to a report at, Forsyth County has risen to the top for STEM education in just three years.

"We are all extremely proud of our STEM Academy at Forsyth Central HS being recognized as the [Georgia] High School STEM Program for 2013," said Buster Evans, superintendent of Forsyth County Schools. "In three short years, the teachers at Forsyth Central HS have created a lighthouse program for the nation that is providing outstanding science, technology, engineering and mathematical instruction in the classroom and professional opportunities with strong community partners. This recognition is well deserved."

The STEM Academy at Forsyth Central is a merit-based program that requires students to apply and participate in challenging subject matter. Participating students can also earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses.

For more on the Forsyth County STEM education program click HERE