As Gwinnett County students head back to class today, a new high school opens its doors that could help launch students into a career in healthcare.
The new state-of-the-art McClure Health Science High School in Duluth looks more like a medical facility than a high school and will give students hands-on training in the medical field.
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“You would think you were walking into a research institution for a medical school,” says Principal Nicole Mosley.
She tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish students will be working with medical training mannequins that talk, electrocardiogram machines, and a virtual dissection table.
Even if students are not interested in pursuing a healthcare career, Mosley says they all will take health science classes.
The school is named for Dr. Robert McClure, a dermatologist who served on the Gwinnett school board for 24 years.
“It’s a real honor,” he says. “I am struck by how much has changed, even in my lifetime.”
Besides its emphasis on health science, the school will also focus on Fine Arts. The campus includes a state-of-the-art theater as well.
It will relieve Meadow Creek High School and only serve 630 students its first year.