Amp Lab Welcomes Community to Open House

Record Number: 19462
Displayed from: Jul 31, 2022 , until: Oct 01, 2022

Amp Lab at Electric Works will open its door to students for the 2022-23 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 10. But first, leaders of the new Fort Wayne Community Schools program welcome the community to get a glimpse of the innovative entrepreneurship program located in the former GE campus.

Amp Lab will host an open house Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Inside, visitors will have a chance to see and learn about the four studios, including the 3Rivers Federal Credit Union Venture Studio. 3Rivers was the first major sponsor for Amp Lab with three more studios yet to be named.

When the school year begins, 400 11th- and 12th-grade students from FWCS’ five high schools will attend the half-day program (200 in the morning and 200 in the afternoon). Students will have the opportunity to work directly with business partners in the community to solve problems and address challenges and opportunities in real time with real results.

Amp Lab is the first space at Electric Works to open its doors, giving students a unique view of the transformation taking place on the campus.

Those planning to attend the open house should be aware of frequent road closures in and around Electric Works and limited parking at the site.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.