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College and Career Readiness in a Small Rural School

Hancock Public SchoolHancock Public School, (Hancock, MN). Hancock Public School is a K-12 Title I school in a small rural district located in west central Minnesota. Administration includes one principal, a part-time superintendent, and a part-time activities director. While all the small schools around the district have consolidated with other districts, the community takes great pride in being one community/one school district with a growing student population. Despite its size, Hancock Public School offers a wide variety of academic opportunities to its students. For example, classes range from Robotics to History and Techniques of Officiating American Athletics. Hancock offers 17 concurrent enrollment/College in the Schools (CIS) classes for college credit. The school, with full-time Agriculture, Industrial Technology, and Business instructors, offers curriculum typically offered at much larger schools. Students can earn up to 54 college credits in the areas of Agriculture, Math, Business and Computer Technology, English, Industrial Technology, Speech, and Literature. Other student opportunities include Business Professionals of America, FFA (formerly known as Future Farmers of America), Yearbook, Knowledge Bowl, O-Ambassadors, and Math Masters. The School-to-Work program includes job shadowing, career search training, and assistance in connecting to future employers.

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