Every year, Intel honors U.S.schools that have demonstrated excellence in math and science education asIntel Schools of Distinction. One elementary, one middle, and one highschool in each of two categories — math and science — receive $10,000 cashgrants and more than $100,000 in products and services from sponsors. One of the six winning schools is chosen asthe StarInnovator, and receives an additional $15,000 grant from the IntelFoundation as well as additional products and services. In order to be considered as an Intel Schoolof Distinction, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet orexceed benchmarks, including national mathematics and science content standards. Winning programs serve as models for schoolsacross the country. By replicating proven programs such as these, schoolseverywhere can reinvigorate their own science and mathematics programs,inspiring generations of future scientists and mathematicians.