Foxborough Regional Charter School is pleased to announce that our district has been awarded over $46,0000 in grant funding to support the purchase of additional STEM equipment for classrooms and professional development for STEM teachers.
The competitive grant, funded by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), will help prepare FRCS students for life sciences careers. This grant will allow our school to purchase lab equipment, materials, supplies, and technology, as well as provide our teachers with professional development that supports implementation of advanced STEM curricula.
“These awards will increase student achievement and interest in STEM, while also amplifying awareness of life sciences careers for Massachusetts students,” says Michael J. Heffernan, who serves as the MLSC Board Co-Chair. “Throughout the Commonwealth, students can explore a career in the life sciences and broader innovation economy, closing achievement and opportunity gaps, and strengthening our diverse STEM workforce pipeline.”
Foxborough Regional Charter School is committed to preparing our students for 21st century careers and college majors in STEM fields. To support students interested in these careers, FRCS offers a STEM Honors Diploma. This advanced program is designed for high school students who demonstrate the highest levels of academic commitment and maturity. The STEM Honors Diploma requires a series of Honors and AP courses in math and science, annual science fair projects, and a career related internship.
“We are grateful for this opportunity to continue providing our students with the best equipment and tools for their classrooms.” says Heidi Berkowitz, Director of Outreach and Development at FRCS. “This will also be a wonderful opportunity for our teachers to have access to the most up to date information and trends in STEM.”