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Through the Academies of Hampton, Hampton City Schools is committed to providing students with the advanced skills needed to be productive, engaged, and successful citizens in college, career, and life. The Academies of Hampton enable students to learn through a career lens of an interest in a relevant, hands-on learning environment with real-world application and experiences. Please continue reading for ways to get involved.
An Academies of Hampton advisory board member works with the academy principal, coach, lead teacher, and others to build, sustain, and support an academy by:
Committing to work together for at least one school year.
Attending monthly academy advisory meetings.
Identifying various content and skills to be incorporated into the curriculum and aligned with an industry certification.
Assisting with identifying and securing community-connect learning experiences for students and teachers.
Assisting with identifying and developing state-of-the-art facilities and technology that are driven by industry standards.
Onsite industry tour for students to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the variety of jobs and roles within a facility and the real world problems an industry faces.
Career professional joins a classroom to provide or enhance an interactive lesson bringing together the classroom and the real world working environment.
Onsite job shadow experience that provides a student or students with an opportunity to observe a professional in his or her field for a deeper understanding of the industry.
Onsite and classroom experience that allows a professional to connect with students on a quarterly or bi-quarterly interval to share his or her career experiences while guiding a student toward his or her career goal(s).
An authentic industry challenge that is being experienced by an employer. The challenge is given to students to work alongside the industry professional and academy teachers to develop a proposed solution to a challenge.
Students in the 11th and 12th grade work onsite as an intern to develop a skill set while supporting an employer need.
The skill and employment competencies are developed and met with a combination of work and classroom experiences
Onsite industry tours for academy teachers that provide a behind-the-scenes look into business and industry trends, while enriching skill requirements needed to align their classroom experiences with the industry.