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Grayson High adds to tech programs

LOGANVILLE -- Two new courses -- engineering and sports medicine -- will be added this August to the Grayson High Technical Education Program.

The engineering program will enable students to use applications of mathematics and science to predict the success of an engineered solution while completing hands-on activities with tools, materials and processes, according to a news release.

The sports medicine program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to gain a competitive edge in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, the news release states.

Interested students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the new areas of study, along with existing programs, during the annual winter open house held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Technical Education Program building on Grayson High School's campus.

The Grayson High Technical Education Program offers innovative, cutting-edge courses to Gwinnett students who will have junior and senior high school standing by next August.

Instruction takes place in a facility that includes a commercial training kitchen with a 25-seat presentation and dining area, a climate-controlled greenhouse, an animal demonstration building, a black-box performance area, a professional music recording studio, and a TV production studio. The instructors are experts in their respective industries, with years of education and professional experience.

Rising juniors and seniors are also invited to Maxwell High School of Technology's winter open house, scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. The school is located at 990 McElvaney Lane in Lawrenceville.

Students and parents can visit the school and meet administrators, faculty and staff. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the campus and the different labs students use while studying at Maxwell High.

Maxwell High School of Technology continues to expand its offerings and opportunities for students. This year, the school opened with three renovated automobile service labs and three renovated automobile classrooms. The school also launched its new aircraft flight operations course.