Using Race to the Top money, the district expanded Skyline High’s STEM focus to middle and elementary schools that feed into Skyline: Timberline, Trail Ridge Middle School and Alpine, Columbine, Fall River and Rocky Mountain elementary schools. “We’ve learn a lot about what it takes to get kids excited and engaged,” Renaldi said. “Kids love being able to solve problems using technology. Schools have really embraced that idea.” The grant also paid for the Innovation Center , where Skyline students can apply their STEM knowledge to real-world projects in collaboration with local businesses. medical interview southamptonThe Innovation Center has been so successful, district officials said, that they plan to expand it, building a new center in Longmont for students districtwide that will be paid for through the $260 million bond issue approved in November. “They’re learning skills that the business community wants to see,” said Patty Quinones, the district’s executive director of innovation programs. The district also started IBM’s Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, or P-TECH , program in the fall at Skyline. St. Vrain is partnering with IBM and Front Range Community College on the six-year workforce-readiness program, which combines high school with two years of community college, plus internships and mentoring. Students who successfully complete the program would graduate with an associate degree in computer information systems and the opportunity to interview for jobs at IBM and other tech companies. http://cameronlonginfo.universitypunjabi.org/2016/07/31/rapid-plans-of-interview-in-the-usaAlong with STEM programs, federal grant money allowed the district to start college and career planning with fifth-graders at the Skyline feeder elementary schools.
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