Two WCSD academies receive Pennington Grant

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Updated: 12/03/2012 5:46 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- The William N. Pennington Foundation has funded a $400,000 grant to the Washoe County School District (WCSD) in support of the High School Signature Academies.

Washoe County School District says the Reno High School Red House Project and Proctor R. Hug High School’s Health Science Academy each will receive $200,000 for the 2012-2013 school year.

Founded by the late gaming pioneer and philanthropist, William N. Pennington, the Pennington Foundation provides support to northern Nevada non-profit organizations.

The Reno High School Red House Project combines curriculum focusing on film, video, and graphic design. The 75 students who are enrolled in this program learn the necessary computer languages and software needed to complete their work.

The Proctor R. Hug High School Health Science Academy works in partnership with the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada to provide training for 25 students who are considering a career in healthcare. Students may prepare for careers in medical or dental assisting, dental hygiene, sports medicine, or becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant while continuing to take courses in core subjects.

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