TOWSON, Md - Students at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology are excited to head back to school in a new state of the art building. The school sits tucked away in Towson in Baltimore County.
"I am really excited to move into the new building because it's insane. I've never been to a school like this and I love it. I'm excited to see the new dance studios," said Sara Malinow, tenth grader.
"It's exciting to be in the new building because everything is so modern and the rooms are so big," said Julia Ostrovsky, tenth grader.
Once students headed inside they piled into the new one thousand seat theater and received a warm welcome from Baltimore County Public Schools New Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance. He vows to make this school system the best in the nation.
"We want to make this the best school year for our students and also to figure out what our strategic plan looks like. We want to figure out what our curriculum looks like for our teachers, professional growth and development for all of our employees. We want to keep an active form of communication all year long," said Dr. Dallas Dance, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent.
Dr. Dance was joined by members of the Board of Education and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for a tour of the new building.
Carver Center is considered one of the finest arts and technology magnet schools in the country. Educators say this marks a new beginning and a new era for Carver Center.
Carver Center has been recognized nationally and locally. It's known for its unique curriculum with programs ranging from culinary arts to carpentry, dance, music and visual arts.
Students can take advantage of advanced placement, gifted, talented, honors and standard courses.
"I think what it has to offer students is the fulfillment of their dreams. These are students who came here because they love to do something. They are passionate about being an artist or an artisan. This building offers the space to do that ... a supportive environment a school for the 21st century," said Karen Steele, Principal of George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology.
The old Carver building now holds Stoneleigh Elementary School students.
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