ERIC Number: EJ996014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
Building Robust Community Partnerships
Walker, Diane L.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v87 n8 p36-38 Nov-Dec 2012
The Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD), located in the Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and San Bernardino metro areas, receives students from eight area K-8 districts. AVUHSD is home to seven career academies with themes ranging from digital design and engineering to law and government, each of which integrates core content with project-based learning. It serves more than 20,000 students of highly diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, many of whom are English learners and students with disabilities. Despite these challenges, the district promotes high standards for student achievement in college and career readiness. AVUHSD began its commitment to vocational programs with simple agriculture and trades courses. Today, the school district has partnered with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and others to offer students innovative and modern CTE courses to help feed a pipeline of future workers.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Vocational Education, School Districts, Student Projects, Career Academies, Career Readiness, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, College Readiness, Vocational High Schools, Labor Market
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California