The Schools of McAdory High

  • More and more jobs require some education past high school, yet we are not preparing enough students for college, careers or both. Career pathways from middle and high school through college and into the workplace can accelerate access to the middle class.

    SREB’s High Schools That Work model has been redesigned to address the skills gap, based on the recommendations of two SREB commissions. It includes data on educational attainment needed for jobs, the aspirations of high school graduates, and how strong pathways relate to readiness for college and careers. View SREB Career Pathways article here.

    Career Academies were first developed some 35 years ago with the aim of restructuring high schools into small learning communities and creating better pathways from high school to further education and the workplace. Since then, the Career Academy approach has taken root in an estimated 8,000 high schools across the country. The proliferation of Career Academies, along with their continuing relevance to high school reform policy initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels, has been fueled by Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation’s random assignment evaluation of the model. This study tracked a sample of students for 12 years and found strong and sustained impacts on their labor market outcomes, most notably earnings. These positive impacts occurred without any detrimental effects on education outcomes, such as graduation from high school or enrollment in postsecondary school. Operating as schools within schools and typically enrolling 30 to 60 students per grade, Career Academies are organized around such themes as health sciences, law, business and finance, and engineering.

    SOURCE: https://www.mdrc.org/about/about-mdrc-history

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    HHS

    STEM

    BAE

    MAC

    Cruz

    Fravel

    Huffman

    Spain

    Early

    Dutton

    Beard R.

    Howard

    Reid

    Shelton

    Browning

    Davis

    Scott

    Vaughn

    Champion

    Williams

    Marshall

    Dabbs

    Bain

    Glasgow

    Erreca

    Bates

    Dawson

    Freeman

    Pollet

    Beard S.

    Richardson

    Blair

    Basgier

    Nicholson

    Lamberth

    Cooper

    Franks

    Collier

    Anderson

    Watson

    Bray

    Gleaton

    Cain

    Powell

    Dean

    Hill

    Pritchard

    Paradise

    Coyne

    Pilleteri

    Swann

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