Published March 18. 2023 07:57AM
Executive Education Academy Charter School recently broke ground on a more than 28,000-square-foot field house, which will be large enough to host four basketball games at a time. Completion of construction is expected by late 2023 or January 2024.
“We are very excited to add this building to our expanding facilities,” CEO Robert Lysek said. “ Not only will our students benefit, but just as our gym is used by many local organizations, we expect the same will happen here.”
The building was made possible by a partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network. In addition to providing sports medicine and training services, LVHN is providing internship, training and educational opportunities for all of Executive’s high school students.
“As EEACS’s and our community’s trusted health partner, we are beyond excited for the field house, which will not only include basketball courts, but also serve as a space for community health programs and other activities,” said Amy Nyberg, LVHN Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services. “We look forward to using this centrally located, innovative design to inspire future student athletes with LVHN Impact Athlete events, and health and fitness programs for members of our community of all ages. We can’t wait to watch the field house rise, and we look forward to how it will enhance EEACS and its surrounding community.”
“Not only would this project not be happening without the financial commitment from LVHN, but our students would be missing out on quality health care services and career opportunities. Our entire team and families are eternally grateful for the support,” Lysek said.
The partnership not only gives access to health care, but it will help to keep young talent in our community. LVHN is also providing health care services for the school including nurses, mental health professionals, eye and dental services.
The financing was part of an $8.8 million bond issue led by Jason Appelt, Managing Director and Head of National Charter School Group at Raymond James. Appelt is based in the Pittsburgh area.