Heritage Park became a new DCPS high school during the 2015/16 school year. Adding sophomores meant adding the ability to help students pass state-mandated End-of-Course assessments. The science department had two microscopes and not much else.
Along came a $10,000 grant to the Foundation for DCPS from SFG. $5000 was given to HPES for a Biology Lab.
The $5000 SFG-funded Biology Lab at Heritage Park contains new microscopes, DNA models, a skeleton, a plastic-take-apart brain and other items. Ms. West had some funds left over and was able to order worms and frogs for a dissecting unit.
Check out the HPES Biology video