Project ReCharge was recently selected as a Model High Quality STEM Curriculum by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT). In its State Strategic Plan for STEM, the Nevada STEM Advisory Council established priorities and goals to ensure that all of Nevada’s students have access and opportunities to gain a high-quality STEM education. One of the key strategies recommended in the plan is to identify and fund evidence-based, high-quality formal and informal STEM practices and programs. To accomplish this strategy, the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT), in collaboration with the STEM Network High Quality Subcommittees, developed a Nevada-specific rubric to evaluate and identify high-quality STEM programs. The rubric was developed using research for high quality STEM programs and a rigorous independent evaluation process to provide guidance for measuring the quality of STEM programs.