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Local, state, and federal leaders join leaders and students from Barnes Science and Technology Charter School (Barnes Science Tech) for cutting the ribbon at a new high school in Oak Hill, Florida.

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Washington–(business wire) — Building Hope, a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing students with high-quality K-12 charter school opportunities through its expertise in real estate, financial, and operational services, yesterday announced that Barnes High School of Science and Technology We celebrated our official grand opening. (Burns Sci Tech) is located in Oak Hill, Florida, and he’s been under construction for less than a year. A decade-long relationship between Burns Sci Tech and Building Hope, the new facility has created a complete educational experience for students and families from kindergarten through her 12th grade. With the addition of the 23,000 square foot high school facility, Burns Sci Tech now serves nearly 1,000 students and employs 104 educators and staff.

“In less than a year, our dream of building a new state-of-the-art school at Barnes Science Tech and the Oak Hill community has come true,” said Principal Dr. Jean McGee. “By partnering with Building Hope, we are able to expand our mission to develop high school students and leaders who are inspired, capable and ready to make a positive difference in the world. We couldn’t be more excited to open and welcome our new students.”

Building Hope Chief Marketing Officer Sherilyn Moore said: I would like to thank Burns Sci Tech leadership and his team for their vision, direction and partnerships not only for the last year but for the past decade. ”

Principal Dr. Jean Magee and Deputy Principal and Interim High School Principal Daniel Hargrave, along with Building Hope officials, were joined by community leaders and state legislative representatives at the ribbon-cutting event. Tom A. Wright, Oak Hill Mayor Douglas Gibson, Florida Congressional Candidate Chase Tramont, and Barnes Science Tech Board of Education Chairman Albert Amalfitano spoke about the importance of educational opportunities for Barnes Science Tech students and families. shared. Volusia County. Additionally, members of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, Oak Hill City Council, Oak Hill Community Trust, and Burns Sci Tech School Board were in attendance to celebrate with students and families.

Justin Little, the property’s Building Hope Project Manager, who attended the ribbon-cutting event, said: But it’s not just about building brick-and-mortar facilities. Each charter school project invests in students and their future success, learning from the community and her partners, and together helping build the world they want. live in ”

Burns Sci Tech is housed 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 late 2010, the Volusia County Board of Education and the Charter Evaluation Committee recommended approval of the Barnes Science and Technology Charter.

Burns Sci Tech High School’s new site is located right next to the existing school.

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About building hope

Building Hope is a non-profit foundation established to support public charter schools. Since 2003, Building Hope has expanded the capacity of charter schools across the country by providing facilities, finance and operational services. This allows schools to focus more time and resources on educating their students. Building Hope supports 300 charter school projects and 150,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia, and has provided over $363 million in direct loans and credit enhancements to support $1.9 billion in school construction. , and offers stock investments.