High school has updated science labs for the fall
August 27, 2013 by Sarah
North Attleboro High School, located about a 10-minute drive south of Foxboro, will be opening 12 new state-of-the-art science labs this fall. No doubt the school has been using brochure printers to print more information about these labs for parents and students.
According to the principal of the school, Scoot Holcomb, the cost of the renovation was $6m and not only replaced equipment that dated back to the 1970s but also spelt the end for a design of learning science that was also outdated. He said the labs were dilapidated and were not representative of what students would see in college or in the workforce. He added that the school would lose its accreditation in 2014 if updates were not made.
There were between 35 and 45 square feet per student in the old labs, whereas the new ones will provide each with about 58 square feet. Every two classrooms will also have a prep room for the teachers so they set up their classes and experiments and get to supplies. There will also be new technology and other furnishings in the labs, which will include new chemistry equipment and electronic white boards.
The larger labs were expanded into the mathematics wing, which was then moved to the first floor where renovations also took place in order to accommodate them.
The School Committee said that the renovations will enable the town to put off building a new high school as they have enabled the school to be kept up-to-date.