Helping high school seniors prepare for their educational futures and possible career choices has always been a key component of EdisonLearning’s educational model. It is for this reason, that the company’s Florida based schools have held College & Career Fairs throughout the month of October.
Sunrise High of Fort Lauderdale hosted their Fall College & Career Fair last Wednesday, affording its students the opportunity to explore future education opportunities. The event was coordinated by Academic Advisor, Sandra Jones with help from Mr. Wilburn and Mrs. Washington.
Fifteen Colleges, Universities, Military Branches, and Tech Schools, including Broward College, Atlantic Technical College, Boca Beauty and Florida Memorial University had representatives at the event. Most importantly, 10 Sunrise High seniors received onsite acceptance letters to attend Florida Memorial University next Fall.
Chambers High School in Homestead, Florida, hosted the Fall College and Career Fair. The event was coordinated by Academic Advisor, Marcella Phillips. Dan Walke, the School Leader, welcomed each guest, and encouraged the representatives to return for classroom presentations throughout the school year.
Representatives from twenty Universities, Colleges, Technical Schools, and the Military attended the event, including Florida International University, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida National University, Florida State University, Robert Morgan Technical College, Paul Mitchell the School and the Air Force. The students gained valuable exposure to opportunities and possibilities for their future.
On Wednesday, October 25, forty-six Andrews High School juniors and seniors attended the annual Florida Construction Career Days sponsored by the Broward School District. Construction Career Days provided our students the chance to participate and interact with industry partners, operate heavy machinery, and experience hands on activities in the field of construction. Students were also able to navigate BCPS Career launch Document to learn about pathways, scholarships, and industry certifications. One of our students Gesney Charles was invited to take part on November 4, at a Seminar in Hollywood, FL for Remote pilot certification by Florida Surveying and Mapping Society. Ms. Greene and Ms. Antoine chaperoned the trip.
Sunrise High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL has produced a new informational video that promotes the school’s success in helping students earn their high school diplomas. To see Principal Martie Lovely and her students, follow the link below.
Focused on student achievement, high school graduation, college, and ultimately a meaningful role in society – Sunrise High School in Ft. Lauderdale brought a number of its seniors to the College Fair, held at Nova University last week.
The students, and their parents, were provided an excellent opportunity to explore options for post-secondary and higher education, and learn about financial aid and admission requirements. Representatives from more than 125 colleges, universities, technical schools and all branches of the U.S. military were present to share information and answer questions about their institutions. Participants were also able to attend workshops on finding money for college and navigating the college admissions process.
Students from Chicago Bridgescape Learning Academies recently visited FBI Headquarters in Chicago. They were participants in the first-ever community meeting with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), which seeks to bridge relationships between the community, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. This special opportunity to the students was arranged by the Enrollment Department.
Students learned about the use of force laws, policies, and procedures that exist in policing, and how those are applied to everyday situations. Students were able to be put in the real-life situations that law enforcement officers come across on a daily basis. They also learned about “The Color of Law” statute that protects the civil rights of all US Citizens.
Finally, students got to enter the FATS (Firearms Training Simulator) which taught the students basic gun safety as well as placed them into scenarios that law enforcement officer deal with every day. The FATS trainer uses inert weapons in an interactive scenario where you forced to determine whether or not the use of force is necessary.
The students were able to connect with many different people from inside of state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as many community leaders to hold meaningful discussions that will increase the dialogue that happens between civilians and law enforcement.
These are profiles of students who overcame significant life challenges to complete their education and earn a high school diploma as a member of the Class of 2017 from an EdisonLearning network school.
Zhanae Hopkins: Chicago Roseland Bridgescape Graduate
In moving from the west coast to Chicago, Zhanae Hopkins not only relocated physically – she did mentally as well. When Zhanae enrolled at the Bridgescape Roseland campus, she had already made up her mind that she could finish – and clearly displayed the determination that she would finish, and earn her diploma.
Zhanae’s family played an important role in her academic success, in addition to the Roseland teachers and staff. Together, they provided Zhanae the solid support and encouragement to come to school each day, to learn, and succeed.
Not only did Zhanae graduate and was an “Achievement Award” winner -- she completed EVERY course with an “A”. Zhanae was committed that she would not settle for anything less.
Trevon Thurman: Chicago Roseland Bridgescape Graduate
Trevon Thurman was a student who never was able to get motivated to attend school or work to his potential. He had no hopes of graduating this school year. He was lacked determination and commitment.
After having a conversation with the counselor and program director at the Chicago Roseland Bridgescape Academy, Trevon was provided a detailed analysis of his Individualized Success Plan. With a clear path for success laid in front of him, Trevon was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Once he saw that light - a fire was lit.
Trevon dedicated himself to his education, knowing that if he put his mind, heart, and soul into it, all things were possible. His diligence and focus paid off. He was a “Bridgescape Achievement Award” winner, and a Class of 2017 graduate. As a result, Trevon realizes that he has a bright future, and looks forward to continuing his educational journey.