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ERIC Number: ED560153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 58
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Governor's Youth Development Academy. Progress Report
Jones, Brandon; Ifekwunigwe, Ann
Virginia Department of Education
Newport News is a city of 193,000 people, located between Williamsburg and Norfolk in Southeastern Virginia. Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) educates approximately 30,500 children, grades Pre-K to 12, of whom 55.7% are Black, 29% are White, 9.9% are Hispanic, 2.9% are Asian, and 2.5% are other races. Newport News Public Schools' (NNPS') Special Education population is 12.5%, its Talented and Gifted population is 8.2%, and its Economically Disadvantaged population is 46.5%. Newport News Public Schools has five traditional high schools, and two smaller non-traditional high schools. The high schools offer a wide range of specialty program choices for students. There is an Arts and Communications Magnet Program at Woodside HS, a Governor's STEM Academy at Heritage HS, a University Magnet Program at Heritage HS, an International Baccalaureate Program at Warwick HS, a Governor's Health Sciences Academy at Warwick HS, and an Aviation Academy at Denbigh HS. The mission of NNPS is to ensure that that every student will graduate "college, career and citizen ready." The NNPS Governor's Youth Development Academy (GYDA) intentionally aligned its purpose with Newport News Public Schools' college, career and citizen ready mission. The Academy began with a 3-week summer Youth Development experience for rising 9th and 10th graders. The NNPS Governor's Youth Development Academy connected students to a wide range of local businesses, institutions of higher education, and service organizations to increase students' awareness of colleges, careers, and citizenship opportunities in their community. This intentional focus will continue throughout the school year with additional opportunities for students to develop leadership skills while exploring college and career options. This document describes the implementation of the NNPS GYDA, including staff selection and training, procedure for student selection, selection of community partner, budget, logistics, communication, curriculum/content development and delivery, and evaluation. Appendices include: (1) Staff Roles and Responsibilities; (2) Poster; (3) GYDA Application; (4) Facebook; (5) OHA Meals Program Menu; (6) GYDA Newsletter; (7) Excursion Glendale; (8) Save the Date Flyer (STEM Community Day); (9) Pre-Survey; and (10) Post-Survey.
Virginia Department of Education. P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120. Tel: 800-292-3820; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Virginia