Mattie T. Blount High School - Signature Academy Open House:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 * 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
This Event is Opened to All Current Eighth Students and Ninth Graders of Blount
Juanita Veale, Signature Academy Specialist
251.221.3070 Extension 12013 or email@example.com
Please click the link below to access 2015 Academy Application
Blount High School Signature Academy Application 2015
EXTENDED DAY TUTORING
Contact person Ms. Buchanan (251) 221-3070
Math & English (Tuesdays & Wednesdays ONLY)
Social Studies & Science (Thursdays ONLY)
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Transportation will not be provided at this present time!
Extended Day Application
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.
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 Responder (EMR)/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
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
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