CAREER TECH MONTH: A TIME TO CELEBRATE
Career and Technical Education month allow educators the opportunity to inform our stakeholders of the innovation and excellence that exists within our CTE programs. It is important that we raise awareness of the crucial role that CTE plays in preparing our students for careers and making others aware of the workforce successes in this global economy.
Blount High School is estatic in celebrating Career Tech Month and we invite students, parents, businesses, and stakeholders to join us as well.
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 12 student-athletes committed to various colleges. Please congratulate these young men!
Kadarius Toney - University of Florida (ENROLLED - mid year graduate)
Zsajuan Powe - Jacksonville State University
Adrian Law - Jacksonville State University
Marcus Wiggins - United States Naval Academy
DeNadio Madison - Tuskegee University
Averell Winchester - Birmingham Southern College
Darrell Scott Jr. - Brimingham Southern College
Robert Lacey - Hutchinson Community College
Keelan Kennedy - Miles College
Montrez Flott - Louisiana College
Adrian Lacey - Arkansas Baptist
JaBric Montgomery - Alabama Prep College
Blount High School Announcements
Mr. Jerome Woods, Principal
From: Jerome Woods, Principal
Date: December 15, 2016
Subject: Revised Restroom Procedures
Due to an excessive usage of cell phones and other electronic devices, we, the administrative team at Blount High School, have implemented a new restroom policy. Students are allowed to go to the restrooms between all classes and before and/after lunch. If there is an emergency and a student needs to go to the restroom during class, the student is allowed to go with an administrator/hall monitor.
Essentially, there is no way to monitor what the students are doing with their electronic devices; therefore, we decided to limit their access to the restrooms. This procedure is in place in order to protect all students while at school. Please continue to speak with your child about following the rules as it relates to electronic devices.
NEW GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Plan 2020 requires that school systems meet certain benchmarks for accountability purposes indicating that students are College and Career Ready. The College or Career Indicator measures the preparedness of students for college or careers upon exiting Alabama’s K-12 school system. Possible consideration for College and/or Career Readiness consists of one of the following:
- Benchmark scores on the reading and math sections of the ACT test
- Qualifying score on an AP or IB exam
- Approved transcripted college or postsecondary credit while in high school
- Benchmark level on the ACT WorkKeys (ALSDE ACT Workkeys)
- Approved Industry Credential (*Career Readiness Indicators)
In order to meet the high stake benchmarks of Plan 2020, Career Readiness Indicators (CRIs), State Approved Industry Credentials must be obtained. If the student passes and earns the approved industry credential, this will help the school system meet the accountability benchmark requirements of Plan 2020.
For more information, contact Ms. J. Hollins, Assistant Principal Blount High School - 251-221-3070.
WHAT IS A CREDENTIAL?
Education and work related credentials is the verification of a student/individual's qualification or competence issued by a third party with the relevant authority to issue (U.S. Department of Labor, 2010). Credentials are representative of certificates, degrees, certifications and government-issued licenses. Career Readiness Indicators (CRIs) are recognized by the Alabama State Department of Education as a credential and students are required to attain a certification as part of the New Graduation Requirements.
Through the Academies at Blount High School, students who have completed their Pathway course sequence (three Career Tech classes beginning with their sophomore year with a foundations class and moving forward to their junior and senior years) and have successfully mastered the exam which correlates with that pathway is eligible to receive an Alabama State Department of Education credential.
For more information about ALSDE recognized credentials click on this link. CRI List Effective 1-4-16.docx
Academy of Allied Health (Clinical Services) Entry & Advanced Levels
By: Juanita Veale, Signature Academy Specialist
Blount High School's Academy of Allied Health (Clinical Services) Entry and Advanced Levels is a specialized program designed to expose students to a wide range of careers in health care. Students experience learning in an actual health care environments and obtain information on educational choices, career opportunities, and technical requirements. Students will also gain medical experience through our Business Partners by way of Job Shadowing, Internships, field trips, and guest speakers. Students who participate in this program will be inspired and challenged to reach their fullest potential. Our Signature Academy will provide stimulating programs that will increase college readiness and connect with careers and industries that are essential to the workforce of tomorrow.
Through the Allied Health curriculum, students are taught Therapeutic Science, Diagnostics, Health Informatics, and Biotechnology Research & Development. Moreover, other students may choose to continue his or her studies in an institute of higher learning.
BHS Allied Health allow students to further benefit in the medical field by way of:
- Exposure to many health care fields
- Career guidance and decision making assistance
- Progressive school and work based learning
- Opportunities to acquire health care skills
- Hands on training
- Interactive learning environment
More importantly, two other Pathways have been added to the medical curriculum to be implemented the second semester (January) of 2015:
- Sports Medicine
- Emergency Medical Services
Upon successful completion of this rigorous curriculum, students will be tested for licensure as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The Career Tech Student Organization (CTSO) for the Allied Health is HOSA.
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