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District administrators, teachers, and students discuss the addition and its impact on the curriculum.

“Instead of just learning about science, students will be able to do science.”



The STEM Lab supports a curriculum developed by asking local companies what skills students would need to work for them. It includes chemistry islands, movable worktables, and a “Think Tank” where students gather for multimedia presentations.

Nano Nook

In the Nano Nook, dedicated to nanotechnology, students use a scanning electron microscope to explore everything from material properties to plant cancers and genetically modified organisms.


“The students said it’s bright and colorful, that they love the furniture, and that it doesn’t look like a regular school building. They said it’s special. They also loved the ‘style’ of it.”


Project Lead The Way Lab

The PLTW Lab hosts MHS’s pre-engineering courses. Perimeter computer stations and mobile worktables allow students to build robots or machines controlled by software that they create. They can then test their projects in a demonstration area next to a corridor window.

Business Incubator

In the Business Incubator, MHS students build their communication and presentation skills. The space immerses students in an authentic corporate environment with access to multimedia tools.


“We’ve had many positive comments. Grade school parents can’t wait for their children to take advantage of our programs, while others have said the project has made them proud to be part of this community.”


Conference Room

A glass-enclosed conference room with views to a courtyard sets the tone for student meetings with local business leaders and university mentors.

Breakout Space

Second floor classrooms open up to breakout space that expands to accommodate multi-class events or school receptions.


“With this addition and the programs it houses, MHS students will acquire the skills that they need to excel in the workforce.”


Experiment Balcony

Classes in third floor labs can step onto an Experiment Balcony to test projects involving solar energy, wind speed, or other factors.

Places to Gather

Second and third floor corridors end in light-filled spaces with built-in benches that encourage students to socialize.