Encouraged by music, video game development, arts and robotics, students begin this school year at the new School of Imagination and Technology.
The school has space for 700 students in grades 9-12.
“Opening new schools is a great way to start the school year, and I’m excited to have the arts and technology-oriented education that will prepare students for high school and career opportunities,” said Education Minister Jennifer Whitdeid. . “Building capacity in fast-growing communities is one way our government can ensure that BC students have as much learning experience as possible.
The new High School of the Arts and Technology High School is located on the campus of the former Fraser Valley University. The site already had classrooms and an auditorium, so it was ideal for converting to high school. The building has been renovated to fit the high school program with a focus on the arts and technology, including music, dance and art studios, theaters, food halls and a new gymnasium.
“We are thrilled to see the opening of our High School of Integrated Arts and Technology High School,” said Willow Ricchelt, chairman of the Chilwack Board of Education. “We are grateful for the financial support of this innovative project that allows students from across the district to participate in a new learning path.”
The district provided $ 25.4 million for the school, including $ 15.4 million for the project and $ 10 million for land acquisition. The renovation was completed within a year.
“This investment reflects the future of our government to support students, families and communities,” said Daniel Colter, Chilliwick. Arts and technology education is a great foundation for students to thrive and be new to the BC economy.
Alicia Fletham, Chair of the Chiliwuk District Parent Advisory Council, said: “Chilewik is a fast-growing community of both size and culture, and I feel DCACA is up-to-date and adaptable to the educational offerings offered in our school district. As parents and caregivers, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to enroll students in a variety of learning styles and environments that will expand their post-secondary potential.
The 2021 budget includes nearly $ 3.5 billion, including site purchases, to accommodate new and expanded schools, earthquake improvements and substitutes, and land-based communities to accommodate fast-growing communities across the state.
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