The District will unveil the Metro High School STEAM Academy as well as renovations to the high school’s Media Center with a ribbon cutting and open house at on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4-6 p.m.
The Metro STEAM Academy is focused on the innovative redesign of classroom spaces that counter the traditional classrooms in favor of lab space for student innovation. These include a science and engineering lab, industrial wood shop, incubator space, and exhibition/presentation space. These classrooms have been redesigned with a focus on technology-rich, collaboration, and flexibility.
The event will also highlight the new PROPACT Program, a cooperative effort between Metro High School and the Built By Pros organization intended to increase job opportunities and economic growth in Cedar Rapids through early exposure to apprenticeship programs.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. with open house activities continuing until 6 p.m. Metro is located at 1212 7th Street SE.