At Tuesday night’s board meeting, the Osceola School District, specifically NeoCity Academy, was presented with $461,001 from U.S. Congressman Darren Soto. The funds are from Congressional appropriations for community improvement grants and will help NeoCity Academy continue to grow its workforce development partnerships and internships.

“I’m excited to announce that the community budget funding request, that you all put together, was approved in the 2022 budget for $461,001,” Congressman Soto shared during the board meeting. “This project is what you asked for, an immersive learning environment in advanced manufacturing, engineering, biomedical engineering, and cybersecurity.”

Accepting the funding from the congressman were Osceola Schools Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace, NeoCity Academy Principle Mike Meechin, and School Board Chair Terry Castillo.

NeoCity Academy, located at NeoCity in Kissimmee, is an inquiry-driven, project-based STEM magnet in the School District of Osceola County, founded under the belief that a school where students own their learning is fundamentally more impactful than one where they do not.