This post was created on 04/21/2023.
Wendell Krinn Technical High School has been awarded the designation as a National Demonstration School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA). This rare distinction means the school has met MSA standards at the highest levels and can now serve as a model for schools around the nation interested in establishing successful magnet schools and magnet programs.
The announcement came Thursday at the annual Magnet Schools of America Conference, this year being held in Dallas.
The A-rated school in New Port Richey offers technical programs that prepare students for college and careers in the fields of biomedical science, cybersecurity, automotive maintenance, culinary arts, welding, robotics, and other fields. Some “KTech” graduates move on to college, while others enter the workforce, often in high-paying job for which they are fully prepared.
“This says a lot about the high level of the programs and instruction we offer our students,” said Krinn Principal Chris Dunning, who accepted the award Thursday at the MSA conference. “It is truly a collaborative effort involving all the teachers, staff, and administrators at KTech and at Marchman Technical College.” Some Marchman instructors teach KTech students.
The MSA conference continues through Saturday, with some Pasco County schools and programs presenting during break-out sessions. Pasco County Schools continues to expand parental choice by establishing new magnet schools and specialized magnet programs throughout the county.
(In the attached photograph, Wendell Krinn Technical High School Principal Chris Dunning accepts the award as a National Demonstration Magnet School during the Magnet Schools of American annual conference on Thursday.)