IHS to hold dedication ceremony for Innovation Center

Posted 8/31/22

Immokalee High School will hold a dedication ceremony and tour...

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IHS to hold dedication ceremony for Innovation Center

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IMMOKALEE — Immokalee High School will hold a dedication ceremony and tour of Collier County Public Schools’ newest educational facility in Immokalee. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 9 a.m. Immokalee High School’s new Innovation Center houses the school’s career academies and adds classroom space to the campus, which has a rich history of both academic and athletic success. In addition to school and district representatives, you’ll hear from a student leader enrolled in the Academy of Engineering.

The Immokalee High School is located at 701 Immokalee Drive in Immokalee. Parking will be available in the back parking lot. Please enter from Roberts Avenue West.

Following the dedication, guests will get an inside look at the new Innovation Center and the career academies offered at the school.

Innovation Center Features:
• 39,305 sf of air-conditioned space
• Two-story building
o First Floor: Academies
Academy of Criminal Justice
Academy of Aviation
Academy of Finance
Academy of Health Sciences
Academy of Information Technology
Academy of Engineering
o Second Floor: 20 Classrooms
• Two teacher planning rooms
• Courtyard expands lunch seating and collaboration spaces for group projects, etc.

School Information:
• School Principal: Clara Calderon
• Current Student Enrollment: 2,062
• Current Staff: 140 professionals
• Immokalee High School opened in 1975

Awards and Rankings:
• Beta Club State and National Champs
• 2022 Boys Basketball District Champions
• 2022 JROTC Vex Robotics qualification for Worlds
• 2017-2021 NAF Academy of Distinction School
• 2016-2018 Florida Department of Education Winner of the 5-Star School Award for Exemplary Community Involvement
• 2016-2018 Florida Department of Education Golden School Award for School Volunteer Programs
• 2013-2014, 2017-2019 Golden Level Model PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) School
• 2013-2014 thru 2018-2019 National Beta School of Distinction
• 2017 participated in the 10th Annual VEX Robotics World Championship

Stay Connected:
• Website: www.collierschools.com/ihs
• Social Media:
o Twitter: @Indians_IHS
o Facebook: @ccpsIHS

Graduates from Notable Post-Secondary Institutions:
• Cornell University
• Harvard University
• Duke University
• Penn State
• Vanderbilt University
• Cottey College
• Stetson University
• Emory University
• St. John University (MN)

Notable Alumni in the National Football League:
• Edgerrin James, retired, Hall of Fame
• Brian Rolle, retired
• Javarius James, retired
• Albert Bentley, retired
• Mackenzie Alexander, active
• Deadrin Senat, active
• JC Jackson, active
• D’Ernest Johnson, active

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