Worcester's University Park Campus School, operated by the city in partnership with Clark University, celebrated the opening of its newly renovated $209,000 science lab on Monday, according to an article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The lab will allow students to stay in the building, rather than traveling to other high schools in the city, to take Advanced Placement biology and chemistry classes.
Here's an excerpt from the article:
" 'Everything you see in here is new – the shades, even the floor,' said UPCS Principal Daniel St. Louis '00, M.Ed. '01. '(It’s) a level of renovation unprecedented at University Park Campus School.'
"The tiny seventh-through-12th-grade school, operated by the city public schools in partnership with nearby Clark University, is the smallest secondary school in the district. 'We feel overlooked sometimes,' Mr. St. Louis said, adding students and staff are well aware the aging building 'has its limitations.'
"When parents and other school stakeholders discussed the school’s needs, however, 'one thing that came up was the science room,' said City Councilor Sarai Rivera, whose children attend UPCS and is a member of the school’s PTO."