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Chase Away the Advisory Board Blues: A Blue Print for Advisory Board Success… A.J Moore Academy, Waco, Texas.

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1 Chase Away the Advisory Board Blues: A Blue Print for Advisory Board Success… A.J Moore Academy, Waco, Texas

2 Norms Take care of your needs. Be respectful of all opinions and concerns. Be respectful by only having one person speak at a time. Participate in all activities and add to the conversation.

3 Objectives Importance of Advisory Boards to the viability of your Career Academies. Ability to identify and overcome roadblocks to success. Review of practices that have made A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board a success story. On going practices that you can immediately use to strengthen your Advisory Board.

4 Agenda A.J. Moore Academy information What’s stopping you? Interactive Time Overcoming Detours Road Maintenance – Board Recruitment – Fundraising – Job Shadowing/ Internships – Curriculum Review – Scholarships Video Ongoing Construction

5 A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint School Mission…. To prepare students to excel academically, intellectually, and socially in post secondary education in business, engineering, environmental, health, public service, or technology careers. Motto… “Moore for Your Future”

6 A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint School Application Process Any student can apply to attend A.J. Moore Only requirement is to be in one of our seven Career Academies No student is denied because of grades, discipline, or attendance issues

7 A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint School Demographics 657 Students Hispanic – 62% African American – 25% White – 12% Asian/Pacific – 1% Economically Disadvantaged – 85.5% At Risk – 58% ELPS – 9.3% Students with Disabilities – 16.4%

8 A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint 98.5% Graduation Rate Scholarships $1.4 million 90% of Seniors Declare College Plans Attendance Average %

9 A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint Sound Educational Practices Smaller Learning Communities centered around Career Academy Focus Project Based Learning Opportunities Professional Learning Communities An Emphasis on Rigor, Relevance, & Relationships

10 A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint Career Academy Model Small learning communities Team building and a sense of belonging Project-based learning experiences with community service component Professional Business Relationships via the Business Advisory Board

11 A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint Students choose one of seven career academies: – Engineering – Environmental Technology – Finance – Health Professions – Hospitality & Tourism – Information Technology – NEW- Public Service & Administration

12 A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint City of Waco Statistics Population- 124,805 Hispanic- 23.6% *reported African American- 22.6% White- 60.8% Asian- 1.4% Below Poverty Level- 26.3% Per Capita Income- $14,584 Median Income- $26,264 Educational Level- High School- 71.6% Bachelors %

13 What’s Stopping You? Objective…. To identify roadblocks and detours to ensure a successful Business Advisory Board. Break into groups of four. Have fun….play the game. Winner gets a special surprise. Debrief with whole group.

14 Road Maintenance Bill Foulds- A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board- President Board Recruitment In School Support – Guest speakers – Mock Interviews – Resume Review – Radio Show – VITA dinner – IRS VITA Volunteer Sustainability

15 Road Maintenance Anita Steele- A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board- Chair Job Shadow Internship Scholarships Curriculum Review

16 Road Maintenance Kurt Krakowian -A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board- Treasurer Where we started. Where we have been. Where we are going. – Local Chamber of Commerce Types of Fundraisers – Golf – Volleyball – Fun Run – Johnny Strong JROTC

17 Ongoing Construction Activity- Wanda Brown & Natalie Rose What are your goals to overcome roadblocks? What are new maintenance activities to improve….

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