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College and Career Readiness Practices

 

Selected excerpts from National Blue Ribbon School applications

South Aiken High School South Aiken High School (Aiken, SC). An impressive 92% of our juniors are certified Work Ready, having earned national career readiness certificates on Work Keys assessments. The Career and Technology programs provide students from all grade levels the opportunity to enhance their college and career readiness skills. The Business Cluster offers courses in Integrated Business Applications,… Continue Reading Work-Ready Graduates

William Mason High School William Mason High School (Mason, OH). The MHS Applied Technology Department offers Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Advanced CAD Engineering CAD, Architecture CAD, and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) (1-3) for elective credit for all grade levels. Pre-college CAD and CAM experience is important for students interested in STEM careers and guides students’ ability to model, adapt, and develop ideas… Continue Reading CAD, Code, Teaching, and Entrepreneurship

Kerr High School Kerr High School (Houston, TX). Technology/Career-Technology Education (CTE) courses are offered to students in all grade levels and all students take at least one CTE or other technology course in computer science, computer applications, or digital art and media. Technology application TEKS are taught and reinforced across the curriculum with a focus on college and career… Continue Reading CTE for All

George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology (Towson, MD). A rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, combined with challenging courses in arts and technology, fosters students’ ability to question, analyze, and problem solve, ensuring they are fully prepared for college and career. In Maryland “College and Career Readiness” is defined as “ready to take a credit-bearing course in… Continue Reading AP for All

Mahtomedi HS Mahtomedi High School Mahtomedi Public School District Mahtomedi, MN 2016 winner: Inspired by a retired engineer who saw a need to prepare students for the good jobs of the future, Mahtomedi High School, Mahtomedi, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul, created the world’s first Fab Lab in a high school. There students use high tech… Continue Reading Minnesota School’s Fab Lab Is First In the Nation: Mahtomedi High School

Caldwell Early College HS Teacher with Students Caldwell Early College High School Caldwell County Schools Hudson, NC A partnership between Caldwell County Schools and Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute (CCC&TI) created Caldwell Early College High School (CECHS)  in 2006 with an emphasis on creating opportunities  The school’s five-year program is located on the CCC&TI campus and emphasizes creating opportunities for first-generation college students… Continue Reading A Secure Bridge to College: Caldwell Early College High School

Campus High School Student Campus High School Haysville School District Wichita, Kansas Campus High School offers its more than 1500 students a wealth of opportunities to explore their academic and career interests deeply before graduation. Students may choose electives among Fine Arts, Business, Family and Consumer Science, Foreign Language, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Science and Technical… Continue Reading A Path for Every Student: Campus High School

students at Sugar-Salem High School Sugar-Salem Joint District #322 Sugar City, Idaho Rural schools face special challenges, especially in the West, where great distances often separate small towns. Thanks to continuing advances in technology, students at Sugar-Salem High School, in the foothills of the Grand Tetons, distance is no obstacle to a high quality education. Spearheaded by a savvy administration,… Continue Reading Using Technology to Expand Opportunities for Rural Students: Sugar-Salem High School

piedmont high school photo Piedmont City School District Piedmont, Alabama Students from tiny Piedmont, Alabama (population 5,210) and the surrounding area attend Piedmont High School, a comprehensive high school that offers a full range of AP, Honors, career and college preparatory, and vocational and technical education courses. With the decline of local industries, the Piedmont School District is a… Continue Reading How One School Closed the Digital Divide and Brought Broadband to Town: Piedmont High School

nbrs logo since 1982 The expectation that every North Star student will go to college permeates the school culture, from the morning meetings that affirm the school’s core values of responsibility, caring, courage, and respect, to individual classrooms, each of which takes the name of a college or university. North Star creates its own curriculum (lesson plans, activities, and… Continue Reading College for All Students: North Star Academy Charter School of Newark

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