The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED) requires that 40% of science instructional time be spent performing laboratory experiments; therefore, the construction of dedicated science labs is a top priority. The only way to bring more stimulation into the classroom is through doing, and students are currently limited in their access to creating and building an understanding of scientific discovery with their own hands and minds. Foloowing procedures and working in a formal lab setting are necessary preparatory experiences for college-bound students.
The new facilities will house a math and science center allowing for hands-on learning. A state-of-the-art facility equates to greater time efficiency in class and opens the doors for more classroom and computer-based applications. This will allow students of different learning styles to connect information with reactions, specimens , and processes that exist in their world. Students will be better prepared to translate their academics into real-life settings with enhanced math and science lab facilities.