The Technology Access Foundation (TAF) Academy, part of Federal Way’s school district, won a national award Monday for its middle-school math program.
The semiconductor chip maker Intel, in its “Schools of Distinction” competition, named the TAF Academy as the top middle school in the country this year for mathematics instruction. That was one of the top six awards in the competition, which also looks for top science schools.
The TAF Academy is a public middle and high school that is run through a partnership between Federal Way Public Schools and the Technology Access Foundation, a Seattle nonprofit. It will receive a cash award of $10,000, plus curriculum materials, and computer hardware and software.
The academy has a focus on science, technology, engineering and math.