Local, state and federal leaders join Burns Science and Technology Charter School (Burns Sci Tech) leaders and students to cut the ribbon on a new high school in Oak Hill, Fla.

Local, state and federal leaders join Burns Science and Technology Charter School (Burns Sci Tech) leaders and students to cut the ribbon on a new high school in Oak Hill, Fla.

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)-Building Hope, a non-profit foundation dedicated to creating high-quality K-12 charter school opportunities for students through its expertise in real estate, finance and operational services (Burns Sci Tech) in Oak Hill, Florida, after less than a year ago. Burns Sci Tech and Building Hope have a decade-long relationship and this new facility has created a comprehensive K-12 educational experience for students and families. With the addition of 23,000 square feet of high school space, Burns Sci Tech will now serve nearly 1,000 students and employ 104 faculty and staff.

“In less than a year, Burns Sci Tech and the Oak Hill community will see our dream of a new, state-of-the-art school come true,” said Principal Dr. Jan McGee. “Our partner, Building Hope, has been able to expand its mission to educate high school students and leaders who are inspired, capable and ready to make a positive difference in the world.” I couldn’t be more excited to open the doors and welcome our new students.

Building Hope Chief Marketing Officer Sherilyn Moore said, “The Building Hope team was dedicated to delivering a new facility that would allow Burns Sci Tech to grow and train the next generation of Science Technology Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) leaders. We want to thank the Burns Sci Tech management team for their vision, direction and partnership not only over the past year, but over the past decade.

Director dr. joined the ribbon cutting event. Jan McGee and Assistant Principal and Interim Middle School Principal Daniel Hargrave, along with Building Hope officials, joined by community leaders and state legislative representatives. Senator Tom A. Wright of the Florida Senate, Oak Hill Mayor Douglas Gibson, Florida House of Representatives Candidate Chase Tramont and Burns Sci Tech School Board President Albert Amalfitano shared the importance of Burns Sci Tech’s learning opportunities for students and families. Volusia County. Additionally, members of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, Oak Hill City Council, Oak Hill Community Foundation and Burns Sci Tech School Board were on hand to celebrate with students and families.

Real Estate Building Hope Project Manager Justin Little, who attended the ribbon cutting event, shared, “It was a pleasure to partner with Burns Sci Tech and the City of Oak Hill to build a new educational home for 400 high school students. . But it’s never just about building a building—with every charter school project, we invest in students and their future success, learn from our community partners, and help create the world we want together. to live.”

Burns Sci Tech is located on the site of the former WF Burns Elementary School, which closed in 2008. Community leaders, educators and parents worked tirelessly to keep the building intact. in 2010 In late March, the Volusia County School Board and Charter Evaluation Committee recommended approval of the Burns Science and Technology Charter.

The new Burns Sci Tech High School site is located directly next to the existing school.

For more information on how Building Hope helps charter schools across the country with facilities, funding and operational services, visit www.buildinghope.org.

About creating Hope

Building Hope is a non-profit foundation created to support public charter schools. Since 2003 Building Hope has increased the capacity of charter schools across the country by providing facilities, financial and operational services, allowing schools to devote more time and resources to educating their students. Building Hope has supported 300 charter school projects and 150,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia, providing more than $363 million. $1.9 billion in direct loans, credit enhancements and capital investments to support school construction. USD.

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