The U.S. Department of Labor estimates up to 65% of children entering elementary school today will work in career fields which have not yet been invented. At Centennial High School, we are providing our students with the education and experience to be adaptable in the modern, fast-paced, always changing workplace. Part of this effort is the implementation of our SPaCE – Shared Personalized and Creative Experience. Founded in 2016, Centennial’s SPaCE is the first MakerSpace in a Fulton County high school, continuing CHS’s tradition of innovation focused on personalized learning.
Our SPaCE consists of three distinct areas:
The Surge where students build, develop, and program their own electronics
The Studio offering a green screen, stop motion and, state-of-the-art technology for burgeoning cinematographers
The Shop where students can build and create almost anything with equipment including 3D printers, 3 unique sewing machines, a CNC mill, silk screen equipment, traditional hardware supplies (drills, hammers, rotary cutters) and MORE! One of the most exciting aspects of the SPaCE is that it is student-run. The students maintain the machines and systems, train their peers, and develop the programs. As capable as our students are, however, we still need assistance to ensure our students can have a full, robust experience. Sponsorships will help support the mission of the SPaCE by:
Providing professionals to train our students on the specialized, high-tech equipment
Bringing in speakers to connect the student experiences in the SPaCE to real-world applications
Maintaining the systems, devices, and consumables necessary for the students to implement their creations
We offer three levels of sponsorship with distinct benefits:
Silver Level - $1,000- $2499– Sponsorship at this level will help ensure equipment and supplies can be maintained throughout the school year – so all Centennial students will have the opportunity to fully utilize the SPaCE;
Gold Level - $2,500 - $4,999 – sponsorship at this level will allow us to bring in experts for training and educational development for our students to assist them in creating unique programs for the SPaCE;
Platinum Level - $5,000 and over – sponsorship at this level will allow Centennial to not only continue the work of the other two levels, but will grant us the ability expand the equipment available, providing students with even greater opportunities to learn new skills and create amazing projects!
Thank you for your consideration in sponsoring the SPaCE. For more information please contact Christa Heath at heathcfultonschools.org, (470)254-4237, https://www.spaceatcentennial.org/.