A taste of what's ahead at the Lexington Two Innovative Center
West Columbia, SC - Those attending Airport High School’s open house this week were treated to more than just Cajun chicken pasta in an asiago cream sauce.
The open house, held Monday night, showcased some course offerings for the Lexington Two Innovation Center, slated to open next summer for the August 2018 school start. The center is part of the $225 million package of school improvements approved by voters in 2014.
The center will offer a variety of courses for career and college readiness for the 2018 start and the years ahead, including digital multimedia and design; law and public safety; civil engineering and architecture; welding; electricity; auto mechanics; and health science and sports medicine.
But it was the center’s culinary arts program that was drawing attention from many parents and students, who also visited with their teachers and received interim reports at Monday's event.
Sodexo regional chef Ulysse Charles prepared pasta for the crowd, handing out more than 250 samples. Such skills, from basic prep to high-end menus, will be part of the Innovation Center’s culinary program.
“I am most excited about the opportunities for our students to acquire knowledge that will allow them to graduate high school with industry credentials and skills that will ensure their success, no matter their post-secondary plans,” said center director Joni Coleman. “Students will have access to their CATE courses, Advanced Placement courses, as well as dual enrollment opportunities.”