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Delta High School has open house

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The first STEM school in Washington opened its doors to the first class of Delta High.

Delta High could be producing the next generation of engineers and scientists that will lead this nation in modern technology.

As a STEM school, it's focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Thursday was orientation and students, parents, teachers and administrators met with sponsors at the newly remodeled campus for an open house.

Columbia Basin College is allowing Delta High to use their Richland campus next to the Richland Library.

Earlier this Spring nearly 300 students around the area applied but only 100 made it through intense interviews to make it to the orientation.

Delta High is funded to operate for the next 4 years. But the Washington State STEM Education Foundation is already working on getting funding for a longer commitment.

The goal is to move out of the CBC Richland campus and build a $20 million school next to Battelle in North Richland.