Career research at a young age begins when the Netty S. Expeditionary School. The Fred K-8 will open north of Pueblo in the fall of 2023.
The first school of its kind in Pueblo District School 60, Netty Fred uses an expeditionary educational model that emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character development and teamwork.
The model, said to be a partnership between Harvard High School and Outward Bound, USA, has been adopted by school districts across the country, including the Pueblo County School District 70, where the Villa Bella Expeditionary School opened in 2019. has been done. .
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What Netty Fred K-8 Expeditionary will do is “really unique in that we connect it to the profession and technical education,” said Susanna Morey, assistant chief of service for training and education at the Pueblo D60.
“In every class, even from the kindergarten level, we encourage them to learn different professions, jobs and ways – from the art of cooking to engineering to health sciences to robotics,” he said. “All different ways so that our children can enter directly into any of our universities.”
Morey said that despite the school’s connection to the north side of Pueblo, Netty S.C. Fred K-8 Expedition accepts students from all over the district.
“It will be similar to our (international bachelor’s) schools, Corvin and Fontan, because we have to identify the primary students first and then they can follow the normal selection process, but it will probably be a little bit unique. The first year,” he said.
The current Pueblo D60 school lottery selection process is open to students living in the Pueblo D60 area who return to a nearby school, students who want to study 1.5 miles from their home at IB Magnet School, or with a sister who is already in school. the elect of their choice. according to the Pueblo D60.
Morey said the school selection process for students wishing to study on the Freed K-8 Expedition has not yet been determined.
“It’s possible to give students living in the neighborhood some sort of weight,” he said.
The liberated school will resemble the new Franklin buildings, the sunset
Outside of one of its gymnasiums, a football field, an outdoor playground and several outdoor basketball courts, little remains of Freed High School, which the district destroyed in 2020.
The new Freed uses some of the original campus and is also building a two-story building on the site. Bob Lawson, executive director of Pueblo D60 for Construction and Construction Management, said the new school will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including a 3D printer, and will have state-of-the-art research laboratories and other facilities.
The cost of building the new school is expected to be presented to the Pueblo D60 Board of Education at its April 26 meeting. Lawson said construction of the new school could take place in early May.
“The contractor will start work immediately after the land is built,” Lawson said. “You’ll see the walls go up … the mechanical equipment will be installed … In fact, by the end of the summer, you’ll see that this is already happening.”
Lawson said that when completed, the school will be architecturally similar to the Franklin Innovation School and Sunset Primary Park, although the Freed building will have one more floor than theirs and will have a capacity of 750 students for the K-8 school. .
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