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Business meets education at the MET Professional Academy launch showcase


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  • Erin Dunsey/Peoria Unified School District

Get a first-hand look at what the Medical, Engineering and Technology (MET) Professional Academy has to offer at the MET Launch Showcase taking place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in the Peoria High School Old Main building at 11200 N. 83rd Avenue in Peoria.

The Launch Showcase will take you through the three departments of MET, Medical, Engineering and Technology with a presentation highlighting each program. Guests will also be able to tour that state of the art facility, including the collaborative spaces where students discover, create and innovate.

The MET Professional Academy is an innovative approach to education and is designed to motivate students by treating them as working professionals and preparing them for higher education.

Students enrolled in the program are immersed in a professional setting and gain experience working with real employers who will help them learn through authentic projects.

To RSVP for this event, contact Adriana Parsons, director of the MET Professional Academy at aparsons@pusd11.org or 623-773-6701.

The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 95 percent high school graduation rate.

Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. For more information, visit the district’s website, www.peoriaud.k12.az.us.