Senator Visits STEM School
Buncombe county's first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) school attracted the attention of U.S. Senator Richard Burr. Burr visited the school during its first week of operation to see the innovative setting and progressive learning facility.
School officials say the facility is a collaboration of ideas and input to form a learning environment that helps prepare students for the careers of the future. Much of the learning focuses on projects and advanced manufacturing technologies to help employers meet their staffing requirements. It's based on an open setting that allows for collaboration among students and staff, while also providing setting for small group projects and collaborations.
One hundred students are in the first freshman class. The school will grow to 400, adding one hundred each year before the first class graduates in 2018.
By: Frank Fraboni
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