The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by tours of the facility.
Located at the former site of Cactus Middle School, the Palmdale Aerospace Academy will open with a total of 540 students in September.
“The idea of the Aerospace Academy was inspired by Palmdale’s rich aerospace heritage” said Palmdale School District Superintendent Roger Gallizzi. “Challenging projects, hands-on activities and collaborative learning will engage student interest and foster student learning.”
The Palmdale Aerospace Academy is a project-based learning environment inspired by Palmdale’s aerospace heritage.
An independent charter, the Aerospace Academy is a joint venture between the City of Palmdale, Palmdale School District, and the AERO Institute.
“The ribbon-cutting will be an exciting day because it’s our first opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary collaborative effort that has gone into getting the Academy off the ground,” said Dr. Laura Herman, the Academy’s Headmaster. “We anticipate a great event!”
The Palmdale Aerospace Academy is an effort to bring real-world relevance to education. At the Academy, students will design, create and explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the guidance of staff and noted industry experts.
The Palmdale Aerospace Academy is located at 38060 20th Street East in Palmdale. For more information, call 661-273-3680 or visit www.palmdalesd.org/tpaa.