Corona’s Letha Raney Intermediate School was honored as the 2011-12 outstanding middle school by the MESA Schools program at UC Riverside.
“Through the dedication of the students and parents, and the hard work of their MESA teacher Cathy Lagoe, Raney distinguished itself among our middle school cohorts,” said MESA Schools Program Director Carlos Gonzalez.
MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) is an academic outreach program based at UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering that prepares students for STEM-based education and careers. The program works with middle and high school students throughout both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, providing project-based engineering curriculum, academic advising services and dynamic programming to expose students to the applications of mathematics and engineering.
For the past three years, MESA has been recognizing one participating high school and middle school for outstanding performance.
“Considering the number and caliber of teachers and students our program attracts, winning this award is an achievement,” said Gonzalez.
To learn more about UCR’s MESA program, please visit www.engr.ucr.edu/mesa. For more information about the Corona-Norco Unified School District and Letha Raney Intermediate, please visit www.cnusd.k12.ca.us.