SPOKANE – For the last several years, Ferris High School students have watched their school get modernized right before their eyes. And Ferris principal Kevin Foster said all that construction right outside their windows has many students curious about building careers.
Foster said the past couple years students have been asking very specific questions about the work on school grounds and different careers associated with it: architects, electricians, painters, plumbers and carpenters.
“It’s just been a laboratory of experience for our kids.”
To help students explore their curiosity, Ferris High School added a pre-engineering class this year, and more than twice the amount of students the school anticipated signed up for it. Ferris even sent two shop teachers to Seattle University over the summer for intense training, Foster said. The school also hired a prior engineer to help consult with staff on the new curriculum.
The Ferris High School modernization is set to be complete by fall of 2014.