Some of area's best students get a new school

September 12, 2008 9:29:50 AM PDT
Imhotep Institute Charter High School looks for help finishing their new school.

They call it "Miracle on 21st Street". The Imhotep Charter School held a prayer dedication for their new high school and community center in Germantown. The eight million dollar facility is a drastic change for students who have been crammed into tiny modular trailers for nearly a decade. The new building offers spacious classrooms and a library. For the first time, baseketball players at Imhotep will get to play home games in their own gym!

CEO and Founder, Martha Christine Wiggins says the real value in the new school is what it expresses to the students. "It shows them we care about their education. They're not in a run downed, dirty building. They have a bright, new facility. It helps them feel good about who they are."

The 520 students have already achieved great success. The graduating rate over the past 7 years has been 100 percent, with even more males graduating than females. The post secondary education rates are almost as high.

Imhotep High will be the first charter school in the city to be in a brand new facility deisgned specifically for education. There are already 400 students on their waiting list and their hoping to expand enrollment. The African centered math, science and technology school will open it's doors to students at the new location at 2101 West Godfrey Avenue on September 22. However, they are still looking for help.

School officials are asking anyone interested in making a tax free donation to the school by sponsoring a room, furniture or any equipment to look for information on their website.

www.imhotepcharter.com

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