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9/26/2017
•  Tuesday Meetings  (Key Club - Mr. Davis)
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Redefining Ready: College, Career, Life

Redefining Ready is the new readiness indicators, developed from research by world-class organizations, more accurately reflect the educational landscape of the 21st century. Multiple metrics include Advanced Placement courses, Algebra II, early college credits, industry credentials, attendance, community service, and more. Mobile County Public Schools is implementing College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready into all MCPSS classrooms. 

Students must meet one of the following Readiness Indicators along with completion of his or her course requirements in order to graduate:

  • Benchmark score on any section of the ACT test 
  • A qualifying score on an AP or IB exam
  • Approved college or postsecondary credit while in high school
  • A benchmark level on the ACT WorkKeys
  • An approved industry credential or
  • Documented acceptance for enlistment into the military

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. ALSDE Credential List ~ 8/4/2017

 


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:

  1. Sports Medicine
  2. 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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