From the Vicksburg-Warren School District:
Today and tomorrow, Warren Central Junior High School, Vicksburg Junior High School and Academy of Innovation eighth-graders will attend the Academy Showcase at the Vicksburg Convention Center. This event is structured to help eighth-grade students choose which high school academy best fits their skills, passions and plans for their life after high school.
The Vicksburg Warren College & Career Academies (VWCCA) allow students to choose a thematic course of study and learn in a relevant, hands-on environment with real-world applications. Every ninth through 12th-grade student in the Vicksburg Warren School District is enrolled in an academy.
Those academies include:
- ACME – Architecture, Construction, Mechatronics & Engineering
- CAB – Communications, Arts & Business
- HHS – Health & Human Services
- RCECHS – River City Early College High School – Academy of Accelerated Learning
This event uses a student-to-student approach where eighth-graders can interact with high-school students who will share their high school academy projects and experiences.
Parents and community members are invited to attend the event tonight, Jan. 15, from 4 until 6 p.m.
“We want every student to be able to choose a high school exit strategy that best fits their ambitions,” Superintendent Chad Shealy said in a release. “If, after graduation, a student wants to be enrolled in college, employed with meaningful credentials, enlisted in the military or an entrepreneur, we are getting them well-prepared for their future.
“We are thrilled to invite our parents and community to the Academy Showcase. It is a great way to see the exciting work our students are involved in.”
For more information on the VWCCA’s please visit www.vwsd.org/academies
Academy Showcase Schedule:
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
- 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Academy of Innovation Students
- 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Open to the Public
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
- 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Vicksburg Junior High School
- 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Warren Central Junior High School
See our previous coverage of the Academy Showcase.