PARK HILLS – Mineral Area College science faculty were hard at work recently at North County High School, unpacking and setting up more than $32,000 worth of new science equipment and supplies. The new equipment was funded through a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) in an effort to provide college-level biology and chemistry labs and courses to high school students.
The project will help shorten the time it takes for high school students to complete healthcare-related degrees and certificates while providing the equipment and materials needed to conduct college-level experimentation on the high school campuses.
The participating high schools that have agreed to serve as hubs include North County High School, Arcadia Valley High School, Potosi High School, Farmington High School and West County High School. Each hub will receive new equipment and supplies that they will also be able to use with students in other classes.
Students from surrounding high schools, including parochial and home school students, are invited to enroll in the General Biology and Introduction to Chemistry classes at the high school hub closest to them. For more information about these dual enrollment opportunities, contact Julie Downs, Mineral Area College dual credit coordinator, at 573-518-3805.
Funding for this project was provided in part by The Missouri Foundation for Health. Missouri Foundation for Health is an independent philanthropic foundation dedicated to improving the health of people in our region.