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Sims Middle School Wins Grant for VR Headsets and Metaverse Education

Sims Middle School Wins Grant for VR Headsets and Metaverse Education

April 18, 2021: for immediate release

Contact: cassie@victoryxr.com

Union, SC – Sims Middle School was named one of 30 statewide winners in South Carolina for a bundle of classroom virtual reality headsets and metaverse education classes with live teachers to help address learning loss. The grant, an initiative from VictoryXR and funded by The State of South Carolina, is launching this summer in select school districts. South Carolina is the first state in the nation to launch a statewide learning metaversity.

“Studies show conclusively that students who learn in virtual reality remember more of what they are taught,” said Steve Grubbs, CEO of VictoryXR. “South Carolina is pioneering this education metaverse initiative to address learning loss in a meaningful way with bold solutions. In a few years, all states will follow South Carolina’s lead.”

Sims Middle School will receive 20 Meta Quest 2 headsets and the opportunity for students to receive tutoring in a group setting, led by a live teacher. Even more, those students will be tutored in reading, science and math. 

The Principal of Sims Middle School, Dr. Andrew Cartee, said, “I am excited to bring this

opportunity to Union County and the students of Sims Middle School and look forward to our

partnership with VictorXR!”

Students will have the chance to hold molecules in their hands, spend an hour on a starship and take a walk outside the ship in a space suit, visit with Isaac Newton after traveling in a time machine and much more.

“I was a classroom teacher and there were always a few students who were difficult to motivate. The South Carolina Metaversity will change that and students will love to learn,” said Melissa Brent, Director of Education at VictoryXR.

In addition to metaverse tutoring classes, students will also have access in-classroom to biology, chemistry and anatomy labs through their virtual reality headsets.

VictoryXR is a leader in the metaverse education space globally and was founded in Iowa in 2016.