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Phenix City Schools introduce new STEM program

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - The Phenix City school system is introducing a new program to get and keep students interested in learning. 

STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math, is designed to teach students to think at a higher level.

Some of the things being taught include digital media, 3D printing and computer coding. 

Superintendent Randy Wilkes believes this will help keep students in school. 

"Keeping students interested in class with hands-on, minds-on activity is probably the best dropout prevention program," said Phenix City Superintendent Randy Wilkes. 

Students will begin applying for the STEM Academy this fall. The facilities at Phenix City Intermediate and South Girard will open the fall semester of 2016.

For more information, visit the Phenix City Board of Education's website and click on the STEM Initiative tab.

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