Bioscience

Phoenix district considers its options; might create own high school (Arizona Republic article)

November 1, 2006

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Karina Bland, Arizona Republic] — Officials in the Phoenix Elementary School District are thinking about starting up a new school, which isn’t all that unusual – except that it would be a high school. The school would be housed at Phoenix Preparatory Academy at Seventh and Fillmore streets, which now serves about 900 children in Grades 7 and 8.

The school site is in an ideal spot, close to a downtown Phoenix biomedical campus that includes the global headquarters of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative, a joint research endeavor of the state’s three universities. It’s also across the street from the new Arizona State University College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovations and the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. “We have an opportunity to reinvent ourselves,” Principal John Ewing said. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]