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LEJEUNE’S 10 GOLDEN RULES… …FOR A SUCCESSFUL ACADEMY!

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1 LEJEUNE’S 10 GOLDEN RULES… …FOR A SUCCESSFUL ACADEMY!

2 #1 THE THEME OF THE ACADEMY SHOULD BE BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY AN ACTIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHOULD BE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF FACILITIES AND CURRICULUM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MUST BE PROVIDED FOR THE ADVISORY COUNCIL

3 ACADEMY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS: Andre Alfred: Owner, Innovation Holdings, LLC David Barry: Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Roy Bertucci: Network Instructor, Acadiana Technical College Casey Bienvenu: Firefly Digital Glenn Brasseaux: Mayor, City of Carencro Bradd Clark: Dean of the College of Sciences, ULL Carolina Cruz-Neira: LITE, Chief Scientist Betty Delafosse: College & Career Transition Coordinator Donna Denny: Advisory Board Secretary, Director of Technology Services, LPSS

4 Ben Domingue: Advisory Board Treasurer, Account Vice-President Demetrius Glover: Advisory Board Chairperson, Manager of Business Analytics Jason Guidry: Siemens I. T. Solutions & Services William Ness: Louisiana Economic Development Authority Mike Spears: Past Advisory Board President, President & CEO, Firefly Digital, Inc. John St. Julien: Retired Professor of Education in Curriculum, Technology & Learning Keith Thibodeaux: Chief Information Officer, Lafayette Consolidated Government Parent, Student School Staff, Central Office Staff

5 #2 THE ENTIRE SCHOOL STAFF IS AWARE OF THE GOALS OF THE ACADEMY THE PRINCIPAL SHOULD BE THE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER OF THE ACADEMY SUPPORT FROM THE CENTRAL OFFICE IS CRITICAL THE ENTIRE FACILITY SHOULD MIRROR THE ACADEMY THEME

6 #3 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONTINUOUS, RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS CRUCIAL TO THE PROLONGED MAINTENANCE OF AN ACADEMY PROGRAM

7 Training for the Director and the Academy Teams (Use Professional Academy Organizations where possible) Teacher In-Services:  Project-Based Learning  Differienated Instruction  Use of Advisory Council  Curriculum Development  Scheduling  Budgets

8 #4 CAREER PATHWAYS SHOULD BE DESIGNED FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS IN THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE BASED ON HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND SPECIFIED COURSES SHOULD PROVIDE TRANSITION FROM ONE SCHOOL TO THE NEXT

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11 #5 CURRICULUM SHOULD HAVE COHORT SCHEDULING SHOULD ENTAIL TEAM TEACHING SHOULD INCLUDE PROJECT BASED LEARNING SHOULD PROVIDE INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY

12 #6 FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING PROCESS SCHEDULING FORMAT SHOULD ALLOW EASY ACCESS TO ACADEMY COURSES, AS WELL AS OTHER PERTINENT COURSES

13 #7 COMPREHENSIVE GUIDANCE PLAN WITH EMPHASIS ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT GUIDANCE COUNSELORS ARE A VITAL PART OF A SUCCESSFUL ACADEMY PROGRAM TEACHER AS ADVISOR LAePORTAL

14 #8 OFFICIAL ENROLLMENT PROCESS THE MAIN GOAL OF THIS PROCESS IS NOT TO KEEP STUDENTS OUT BUT RATHER SETTING HIGH EXPECTATIONS STUDENT/PARENT INTERVIEWS & ORIENTATION ARE ENCOURAGED APPLICATION PROCESS SHOULD BE CENTRALIZED

15 #9 EXTERNAL CURRICULUM INTEGRATION POST-SECONDARY ARTICULATION AND INSTRUCTION ARE CRITICAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY INTEGRATION ARE VITAL (JOB SHADOWING, INTERNSHIPS, MENTORS, GUEST SPEAKERS)

16 #10 PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAM STUDENT RECRUITMENT PARENT INFORMATION COMMUNITY INFORMATION BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION

17 QUESTIONS?

18 CONTACT INFORMATION: ◦ Burnell LeJeune, Director ◦ Career & Tech Ed/Schools of Choice ◦ ◦ ◦ Angie Simoneaux, LPSS ◦ Recruitment & Support Coordinator ◦ ◦  Photos by: Terri Fensel & Cynthia Lawless


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