As a parent, I am acutely aware of the trepidation, mixed with excitement, of the beginning of a new school year. It is an exciting and busy time! The Meridian School District (Jt. School District No. 2) provides our students with many diverse options in education, preparing them for whatever their career choice may be. A celebration of that trend continues this week with the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Renaissance High School.
This one of a kind school provides unique educational opportunities for students seeking both professional training as well as educational preparation for success in higher education. Attending students will participate in one of three unique academic programs such as Law and Leadership, International Studies, or Research and Medical Sciences. While participating in their selected program, students will also have the opportunity to earn college credits, an International Baccalaureate certificate or International Baccalaureate diploma.
RHS will open with over 400 freshman and sophomore students before expanding to accommodate junior and senior classes in the next two academic years. This unique educational offering is compounded by the opportunity that exists for students to integrate into classes at Idaho State University's Meridian campus. This will allow students to learn from many of the leading authorities on health and sciences in the Treasure Valley.
Renaissance High School, combined with programs offered by the Renaissance Professional Technical Center which offers choices such as Digital Home Technical Integration, Residential Construction, Masonry, Culinary Arts, and Drafting, creates a learning campus where students can achieve success in a variety of fields and diverse academic programs.
I am excited to see what our students accomplish this year both at Renaissance and all of the Meridian schools. If you have a student you want to highlight or a teacher that deserves recognition for their commitment, please share their story with me at MayorTammy@meridiancity.org. We want to Celebrate Meridian with you each Monday with examples of the many people and events that make our community a premier city to live, work, and raise a family.