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Ivey to attend Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering ribbon-cutting

HUNTSVILLE – Gov. Kay Ivey will join local, state and national leaders to cut the ribbon to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering – the school is the first of its kind in the nation. The Sept. 23 event starts at 9:30 a.m. and the public is welcome.

The state-of-the-art, 26-acre campus on Wynn Drive in Cummings Research Park has 255 students from 61 cities and towns across the state. The school is hosting students at a temporary location.

The school boasts two buildings with collaborative learning spaces, engineering workshops, cyber ranges, an accelerator space, STEM labs, high-tech classrooms, a fitness center, a salon, student common areas, conference space, a 400-seat lecture hall, residential staff apartments, and residential suites for 150 students.

View this quick tour of the facilities:

“We are humbled by the incredible momentum that continues to propel ASCTE forward as a national leader, preparing high school students with relevant knowledge that will reinforce our position in defense, security, and intelligence across all industries,” said Alicia Ryan, president of the school’s Foundation Board and vice chair of the Board of Trustees. “The opening of our new campus … is a multiyear collaborative effort among commercial, private, governmental, academic, and nonprofit organizations.

“As our students walk through this state-of-the-art facility, we are optimistic that they will drive the innovation we so desperately need for a prosperous tomorrow.”

Matt Massey, president of ASCTE, said the foundation has worked to ensure the campus is something the state can be proud of.

“Here we are, with one of the most innovative high school campuses in the United States—serving some of Alabama’s most promising students,” Massey said. “Our work here is changing the landscape of higher education and industry by producing graduates prepared both in theory and practice.”

The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering is one of three public magnet high schools serving Alabama students. It is the only public high school in the nation to integrate cyber technology and engineering into all academic disciplines.

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