FMS SSTRIDE Induction Ceremony
January 5, 2017
Congratulations to Mr. Appel’s 8th grade SSTRIDE class. 17 SSTRIDE students were inducted into the program on December 19, 2016 held at Freeport Middle School. A special thank you to the SSTRIDE Coordinator, Penny Eubanks and the SSTRIDE Director, Thesla Anderson.
“Success is achieved by taking a dream and making it come true.”- Thesla Anderson
SSTRIDE©: Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence
SSTRIDE© is an outreach effort of the FSU College of Medicine with support from Florida's Area Health Education Centers.
SSTRIDE©'s Mission is to identify students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in science, engineering, mathematics, health, or medicine and to give those students the support services important for them to develop the sense of responsibility, focus and motivation necessary for success in their chosen fields.
The SSTRIDE© pipeline begins at the middle school level and is offered as a science elective in school. The Middle School SSTRIDE© program provides a comprehensive model program of interdisciplinary science education, student development, intervention, enrichment and support.
SSTRIDE© Middle School Program includes:
- In-school elective science course for middle school students
- FCAT Science preparation
- Enrichment and hands-on activities
- Educational field trips
- Guest speakers from medicine and health professions
- Individualized tutoring and assessment
- Mentoring by pre-medical and pre-health university students
- Parent support meetings
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Submitted by Dan Appel.