On Sunday, September 29, at 2 p.m., the Gwinnett County Board of Education and CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks will join students, faculty, and community members as they officially dedicate McClure Health Science High School. Gwinnett’s newest “theme” school, which opened in August, is a unique place where students learn a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum through the lens of health science, combining coursework with practical experiences in a myriad of health science fields. The school is named after Dr. Robert McClure, a longtime Gwinnett County Board of Education member and local physician. Dr. McClure, who did not seek re-election in 2018, served District IV and the Gwinnett community for 24 years.
The formal program begins at 2 p.m., followed by a reception and tours of the school. In addition to remarks from Principal Nicole Mosley, the program includes District V Gwinnett County Board of Education Member Louise Radloff, who also serves as the Board’s 2019 vice chairman; City of Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist; Dr. Robert McClure; and CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. A clusterwide celebration, the dedication ceremony incorporates students from nearby schools with the presentation of colors by the Radloff Middle Junior Leadership Corps and the singing of the national anthem by Dr. Jimmie McKinley, assistant principal at McClure Health Science High School. In addition, the day will feature a performance from the school’s Pulse Dance Company, directed by Christina Kurinzi.
McClure Health Science High School is located at 3921 Club Drive in Duluth. Students at the school have the opportunity to explore four key areas: Patient Care, Allied Health, Health Informatics, and Advanced Medicine. The four-year program begins with seminar courses and culminates with capstone projects and internships.