The Knox Community School Board is looking into applying for a Project Lead the Way grant for a new course at the high school.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the grant would be for a bio-medical science course.
“If we were to receive this grant, then we would have to offer, over the next couple of years, four new courses that are not currently in the course description book,” said Gappa. “We had the board approve these courses: Principles of Bio-Medical Science, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Bio-Medical Innovation. The board did this just in case we were to receive the grant and then we’d be prepared to offer the courses.”
Gappa noted that these classes would be considered vocational classes and Project Lead the Way would offer the curriculum for the classes.
“A teacher would have to go through an intensive summer training program to be able to teach it, but we’re just doing this in preparation of the possibility of receiving a Project Lead the Way grant.”
The grant would be for $35,000 over a three-year period which would pay for the training, materials and equipment. It would satisfy the requirements for science if a student was inclined to take this course.