A Sherwood Park school had a special visitor recently.
On Thursday (Jan.10), Alberta's Minister of Education David Eggen made a stop by the newly renovated New Horizons School.
New Horizons, Canada’s first publicly funded charter school, was the recipient of an $8-million modernization.
"It's amazing what they've accomplished here," said Eggen. "It's a testament to parents, kids and teachers finding common purpose in creating challenge for students."
The modernization project began back in 2016. Since then, upgrades include a full gym renovation, improved learning spaces, additional windows, new classrooms and a revamped heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
"It's important to share the things that we do here. We've got a really exciting school and we get to share our learning and the results of what (Minister Eggen's) support was," said principal Ted Zarowny.
New Horizons School has around 350 students from Kindergarten to Grade 9.