County leaders, students and officials with Montgomery County Public Schools held their grand opening and tour of the new Thomas Edison High School of Technology building in Silver Spring.
“It’s a lot bigger considering the last one it was probably just the size of this room” said Colin Langevin, MCPS junior.
Officials, students, and parents were all excited to see the 171,000 square-foot building with classes equipped to teach students hands on skills from working on cars to construction.
“It’s really awesome I’m very fortunate to be able to move into a new school and get all the new equipment” said Alex Bormel, MCPS junior.
All MCPS high school students have the option to apply to the new school that officials say was much needed.
“We work closely with our industry partners and our industry experienced teachers to help prepare students” said Shawn Krasa, Thomas Edison High School of Technology principal.
The school has two new programs – Law Enforcement Leadership and Cyber Security. Some of the students are excited to be on a path that prepares them for their future.
“Were learning all the safety requirements and we will eventually build a house and the programs great” said Eliot Eisen, MCPS Sophomore.
The junior achievement Finance Park which is a financial literacy program will be offered to all 7th grade students and will hold a grand opening celebration next week Tuesday, October 16, from 3 to 5 p.m.