Health Sciences Director Awarded Impact Grant
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Northwest ISD’s Health Sciences Director Awarded Impact Grant
Posted on 01/14/2021
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Northwest High School health sciences classrooms are getting a makeover, thanks to a grant from the North Texas Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).

Monica Valenta, health sciences coordinator for NISD, received this year’s Bronze Impact Award for her proposal to redesign outdated health and science classrooms. The $2,500 grant will be used to advance career training opportunities for more than 300 students by improving current facilities and systems utilized in various health sciences pathways at Northwest High School. 

“This grant will help us update spaces that will replicate industry standards and mirror the work environment students will encounter upon graduation,” said Valenta.  “Our goal is to provide students with a learning experience that is equitable to their peers at the other high schools and enhance our programs to supply the experience students need now in order to provide for their communities later.” 

 Valenta is one of only five educators in the North Texas region selected to receive the grant. First established in 1921, The Association for Learning Environments is a professional 501 (c)(3) non-profit association whose sole mission is improving the places where children learn.

For additional information regarding NISD’s Health Sciences programs, please visit the district website