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Chances are you have heard of SOMETHING related to Career Academies in the news lately. In case you didn’t know, Career Academies are career-themed schools within high schools, in which the learning environment reflects the atmosphere and expectations of the 21st century workplace. The Chamber and public school districts have worked for many years studying successful career academy models across the country and planning a program here. Our Career Academies have grown so much that they are now a national model.
In case you missed it, here are a few Career Academy related headlines from this month:
Career Academy Partners Business Panel Visits High Schools
Recently, Career Academy Partners participated in panels and the Dorchester District Two’s (DD2) high schools. Suzi Raiford, Education Initiatives Director for the Chamber, helped set up the panels with DD2 in order to expose students to a diverse range of careers and experts.
St. John’s High School Instructor Recognized as Computer Science Teacher of the Year
Career Academy teacher from St. John’s High School Darwin Shorters was recently named the Computer Science Teacher of the Year by a national non-profit. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) selected Darwin Shorters out of more than 100 teachers from across the country to receive their highest honor given to computer science teachers…
NodeSC Hosted Cyber Security Competition for Local Students
Career Academy Partners Soteria and the College of Charleston were sponsors for the first annual NodeSC Capture the Flag competition. Students in attendance at the event represented five local high schools: Academic Magnet, Porter-Gaud, Stratford, Wando and West Ashley. All participants received t-shirts, lunch, and hands-on training by former NSA and industry experts at no cost to them or the schools.