Monday will mark the most historic day for education in the District of Columbia in years. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place to reopen Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. Phelps is the first public school in the country where all three fields of architecture, construction and engineering are combined in one school.
At-Large Council Democrat Kwame Brown, a former student of the Phelps Vocational High School, was the driving force on the Council of the District of Columbia to provide funding to rebuild Phelps. He was instrumental in persuading the District's construction industry to provide assistance with the design of the school's programs and curricula.
"When I ran for office, I made a promise to District residents that I would open a vocational school," said Kwame. "At a time when all stand-alone vocational schools were closed, many people thought it couldn't be done. I believe that this will be regarded as one of the most historic days for public education in the District's history."
What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School
When: Monday, August 18, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School. 704 26th Street, NE.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Phelps Vocational High School Ribbon Cutting Monday
From DC Councilmember Kwame Brown: