A special moment for nearly 160 students and staff at Iron Mountain East Range Academy of Technology and Science.
On Friday, they celebrated the completion of their brand new, 24,000-square-foot space. It includes features such as wall-to-wall whiteboards and a new computer lab.
Drum circle and traditional painting ceremony opened. 10% of the student population is Native American, so these were asked to be included.
Someone donated the land to the school after Rock Ridge Evelett had to vacate the building during the construction of its new school.
In short, ERATS 2021 made its debut and returned in April. But the school did not finish until September.
“It is a beautiful building. Students feel at home and staff feel at home. The community is also welcoming us,” shared Tara Lere, the school’s principal.
The building is dedicated to one of their founders, Cindy Thiel, who passed away a few years ago.
They focus on individualization and customize lessons for students in grades 9-12. It is free and open to anyone.
You can register for the second semester starting in January. https://www.mnerats.org/