The school was recognized for Project Lead the Way, a program that teaches students science, technology, engineering and math.
They learn principals of 3-D design and work on computers to introduce engineering to the students.
Julia Chambers teaches the courses at Truman and said St. Joseph is just one of 11 districts in the state to provide the program to middle school aged kids.
"Usually by the time a student reaches high school, not always, but most of the time, their interests have already been set," she said. "So we started this at the middle school program to try and draw that interest sooner."
When students reach the high school level, they can earn college credit for their course work.
The school says this program gives real world applications in math.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.