Valencia College is opening a new campus in Poinciana next month. The campus is a much needed change for the area, which lacks a nearby place where students can grow and better themselves.
According to a Valencia spokesperson, statistics show that only 37 percent of graduates at Poinciana High School go on to college. At Liberty High School, about 38.5 percent move forward towards a degree.
With college notoriously expensive and out of reach for many, community college is a help for those seeking a higher education. To sweeten the pot, Valencia College is offering scholarships to full time students who enroll for the upcoming school year. The scholarships are up to $1,500 in tuition costs, which is a huge incentive for students seeking to better themselves.
The new campus offers environmentally friendly options, such as glazing for all of the windows on campus to prevent bird strikes. The new campus is next to a conservation area. Metal screens are also used to keep the pathways cool when walking, while not using any additional energy.