King's celebrated the groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art S.T.E.M--science, technology, engineering, and math--center, Monday afternoon.
Current King’s students, faculty, donors, project vendors, CRISTA Senior Living residents, CRISTA ministries staff and the public, gathered together in honor of the $11 million, 25,000-square-foot building.
The S.T.E.M. Center will be home to 27 new junior high and high school courses focusing on science, technology, engineering and math and will open in September 2013.
"American students are only ranked 22nd in science and 31st in math worldwide and by 2014," a representative from King's said in a press release. "There are expected to be two million jobs in the United States created in the S.T.E.M. fields."
"The new courses offered at King’s Schools will engage students and give them a competitive advantage in achieving their educational goals."