Agenda Item #13
Academic Industry Certification Funding Recognitions - p.17
We are here this evening to present a check to the High School Academies worth over $200,000.00. This amount represents a combined effort by 10 high school academies; an increase of approximately $180,000.00 over last year. These funds are made possible through the 2008 state legislation which recognizes Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Academies that provide students the opportunity to earn industry credentials, adding value to their high school education, employment competitiveness and technical skill attainment.
The CAPE academies receive approximately $1,108.00 for each graduating senior receiving an industry certification. In this case 185 graduating academy students successfully earned certifications. These funds will be used for the classroom certifying materials, equipment and future industry certification testing costs.
We congratulate the team of instructors who have helped to make this possible as well as the students in their programs.
Doug Wagner, Director of Adult, Career and Technical Education, will present award checks to the Principals and Academy Leads from the following programs.
Bayshore High School David Underhill, Principal
Pre-Engineering - Charles Heister
Braden River High School Jim Pauley, Principal
Arts & Communication Technology - Bill Ferrell
Science Technology & Health - Debra Berry
Engineering, Design & Leadership - Gil Burlew
Business & International Studies - Christy Goehring
Manatee High School Bob Gagnon, Principal
Academy of Medical Arts & Sciences - Lauren Sollenberger
Lakewood Ranch High School Linda Nesselhauf, Principal
Business, Marketing & International Studies - Kari Reddish
Public Service - Greg McGrew
Palmetto High School Willie Clark, Principal
Agriscience Academic Academy (AAA) - Julie Tillett
Education Academy - Hope Goodwin
Academy of Construction Design - Jim Kapper
Adult Career and Technical Education