Rachel Tecca, Principal of North High School, introduces the topic of how North High School’s curriculum will be organized to focus on college and career academies beginning in Fall 2017. All students will be provided with opportunities to pursue their interests and passions related to high demand careers in Northeast Ohio. This cooperative effort is sponsored by the Akron Public Schools, Ford Next Generation Learning, and Conxusneo.
The purpose of this dramatic reorganization is to increase student engagement, to make learning rigorous and relevant, and to help prepare all students for college and careers.
The Academy of Health & Human Services will offer options in biomedical sciences, allied Health, Early Childhood Education, and Healthcare Operations.
The Academy of Global Technology & Business will offer options in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), Information Support Services, and Programming & Software Development.
To make learning more relevant, student learning in the academies will be centered around a career theme of the student’s choice. All students will explore academy pathways as freshman.
Students will be learning in small groups.
Those who attended the meeting sat in language groups, and interpreters kept everyone informed throughout the session.
Dhanman Subba, President of the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron, attended the meeting.
Interpreters were busy throughout the meeting.
Fall 2017 promises to bring new and exciting changes to how North High School organizes and provides instruction for its students.
Selected BCAA activities are chronicled in this blog.