WHAT: Representatives of the Lynwood Unified Board of Education, Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite, elected officials and scholars will celebrate the ribbon-cutting of a new state-of-the-art biomedical sciences classroom and lab at Firebaugh High School.

Following the program will be an opportunity to tour the facility, hear directly from Career Technical Education (CTE) students in the biomedical sciences program and see them in action.

WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023

WHERE: Firebaugh High School, 5246 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Lynwood

DETAILS: Officials broke ground on the Measure K project in fall 2022, with students using the new facility just a few weeks into the start of the 2023-24 school year. The hands-on lab will inspire young learners to pursue success in the District’s CTE Pathway programs. It will also allow Firebaugh to increase enrollment in its biomedical science and health program, along with its advanced manufacturing and engineering program. Those programs previously shared a space that limited activities and projects.

Students in CTE programs engage in hands-on learning and skills that help them to advance in college and career aspirations. The program typically requires a four-year sequence of classes that ends with a capstone project and an opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications prior to graduation. Each program uses the Project Lead the Way framework.

The facility was made possible with funding from the W.M. Keck Foundation, California Department of Education and California Department of General Services.