STARKVILLE — Starkville Utilities Department is the first program partner for Starkville High School’s academic houses.
SHS launched academic houses in fall 2019 as a way to prepare students for their potential career paths, and Starkville Utilities agreed to become the lead partner of the Technology, Engineering and Construction house at SHS. Superintendent Eddie Peasant said this will create a community- based learning approach that highlights local employers and to prepare students for the workforce.
“Starkville Utilities’ investment in our students connects the classroom to the workplace creating a new kind of high school experience through engaging hands-on opportunities that leverage students’ interest to make school more relevant,” Peasant said at a press conference Tuesday announcing the partnership.
Starkville Utilities General Manager Terry Kemp began…