Donation Offers Support for District’s New Program

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Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, the Junior-Senior High School will be one of only a few high schools on Long Island to partner with the Project Lead The Way program, the nation’s leading provider of STEM/STEAM programs. Thanks to a $200,000 donation from Babylon resident and philanthropist Theresa Santmann, the district is well on its way to offering the support needed to make the program a success.

Over the years, Ms. Santmann has forged an ongoing partnership with the district, giving students the opportunity for growth in a variety of ways. The district has used funds donated for programs in the arts, the science research lab and now in its new engineering pathway. Project Lead The Way offers the perfect chance to jump-start their future careers by enabling them to earn college credits in engineering while participating in the Engineering Pathway at Babylon High School.

“The district is once again pleased to have Ms. Santmann help provide our students with the tools they need for continued success,” said Superintendent of Schools Linda Rozzi. “We continue to be grateful for her support in offering the students of Babylon the opportunity to grow and become college and career ready.”