McDowell Academy of Innovation
What it is: a small learning community, students will have access to college courses at an earlier age, the uniquely designed classes enable students to concurrently obtain a high school diploma while earning a certificate or an associate's degree.
McDowell Academy for Innovation is the 6-12 continuum of study for students enrolled at Foothills Community School, having this partner school allows leadership and mentorship opportunities for students.
Where it will be: on McDowell Technical Community College campus, allowing students access to a hands-on, project-based learning experience that offers work-based learning options for students.
How students learn: Throughout the rigorous curriculum, there is an opportunity for students to explore STEM-based careers throughout our region; through site visitation, job shadowing, and work-based learning experiences.
Students at the McDowell Academy have a mixture of career and academic classes at a time. These classes meet entrance requirements for four-year colleges/universities. They show the students how the subjects relate to each other and career fields.
Teachers that serve at McDowell Academy for Innovation will serve as a team. This serves students who they come to know, and provides a family-like atmosphere, nurturing student-teacher ties and positive relationships.
Information Night for
both McDowell Academy of Innovation and Early College:
Feb 2nd at 6:30pm in the EMMS Auditorium.
Applications will be provided.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2017
Contact: Melanie Shaver