Nearly two-dozen workplace and higher education institutions have signed on to partner with our new school. The school has been conceptualized through a shared concern recognized by the region’s business community, major employers, and institutions of higher education as not only an educational alternative for the area’s students, but a long-term economic development strategy for the region.
Working in collaboration with school leadership and staff, medical and health care professionals from partnering institutions will provide guidance and counsel to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and will also provide visiting lectures, sites for internships, and job shadowing experiences. Additionally, higher education partner institutions will provide leadership in assisting students with college credit options and identifying career pathways. The Early College model is not “dual enrollment” as seen in some traditional high schools, but rather a very focused partnership between the high school and higher education partner working in true collaboration to support both learning communities and the learners.