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ENCORE ACADEMY PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS 2015-2016. DRAFT REFLECTIONS - A regular high school with an artsy name. - Unsure how to integrate arts and design.

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1 ENCORE ACADEMY PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS

2 DRAFT REFLECTIONS - A regular high school with an artsy name. - Unsure how to integrate arts and design into core classes while still covering content. - Encore was the ‘default school’ if a student did not feel like they fit in anywhere else. - Therefore, passion for the arts was lacking. - Many students talented in the arts and design. - Expose every student in Encore to Performance Art, Visual Art, and Communications. - Direct students to select a strand and focus on it toward post-secondary education.

3 DRAFT OUR VISION  Staff meeting activity: What is our vision of an Encore graduate?  My interpretation of our staff’s vision: ways_2 ways_2  Our pathways were designed with this vision in mind. We also considered data from:  Whole staff survey  Student survey  Parent survey  Input from academy leadership team  Input from pathways partners

4 DRAFT GOALS OF ENCORE PATHWAYS  New graduation requirements, beginning with this year’s freshmen, are designed to prepare students for college and/or careers.  Realistic options for ALL students that incorporate the original mission and vision of Encore Academy.  Variety in pathways allows students to succeed based on individual passions, strengths, and abilities.  All students will choose a pathway in 9 th grade. Electives and foundational classes throughout the 9 th and 10 th grade years will prepare students for choosing a focused pathway in 11 th and 12 th grade.

5 VISUAL DESIGN AND IMAGING PATHWAY Partner: Central Ohio Technical College

6 DRAFT VISUAL DESIGN AND IMAGING PATHWAY  Central Ohio Technical College  19 hours of college credit  Four certification areas  Adobe Photoshop Certificate  Adobe Illustrator Certificate  Social Media Web Design Certificate  Web Animation Certificate Requirements: 2.0 Cumulative GPA for courses at our school; 2.5 GPA for courses at regional campus

7 MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY Partners: Columbus College of Art and Design & Mosaic Program

8 DRAFT MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY Option 1: Columbus College of Art and Design  Preparation for majors in Cinematic Arts, Animation, Ad/Graph, Fashion Design  15+ college credit hours  Will be 6 credits shy of completing first year of college Requirements: 3.0 GPA; 500 word essay; creative piece; recommendation letter

9 DRAFT MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY Option 2: Career Tech Education Pathway These courses will be taught at Encore Academy:  Musical Engineering  Arts and Communication Primer  Business of Arts and Communications  Media Arts  Arts and Communication Capstone End result: Media Arts Certification test

10 DRAFT MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY Option 3: Mosaic  Founded in 1990, it has been recognized as one of Ohio’s Best Practices by Ohio’s Education Partnership.  College preparatory program serving high school juniors and seniors from public schools across Franklin County.  Implementing a project-based, integrated humanities curriculum, the Mosaic Program challenges students to become analytic thinkers, effective communicators, successful collaborators, and responsible citizens.  Students prepare for life in the global society by pursuing in-depth research projects, examining international connections in Central Ohio, engaging with the local arts community, and making major presentations in a variety of forums.

11 DRAFT MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY Option 3: Mosaic Requirements  Application process including recommendation from teacher, counselor, or principal.  Seats based on attendance, work completion, and behavior  Seats reserved for those students who can work independently. be a leader for their peers and in the community. serve others with integrity and empathy. Students will take their core coursework for half of the day at Encore and then earn additional social studies credits and elective credits for the Mosaic coursework. This is a rigorous, college preparatory program.

12 COMMUNICATIONS PATHWAY Partner: Columbus State Community College

13 DRAFT COMMUNICATIONS PATHWAY Columbus State Community College  Associate of Arts Degree with a Communications focus  30+ hours towards an Associate of Arts degree  Most of these courses are TAG courses  Communications focus for electives Requirements: Appropriate Compass test score or ACT score; 2.75 GPA

14 CAREER DESIGN PATHWAY Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School Preparation Internships

15 DRAFT CAREER DESIGN PATHWAY 9 th & 10 th : Preparation for Eastland-Fairfield Career Center  Arts and Communication Pathway  Information Technology Pathway  Cosmetology Goal: Students earn required courses and experiences that will prepare them to apply for this program.

16 CAREER DESIGN PATHWAY 11 th & 12 th Grade Students:  Credit recovery  Career Training  Internships  Resume building Partners Franklin Park Conservatory Education Horticulture/Landscape Design Reynoldsburg City Schools Catering Maintenance Safety and Security Theater Operations Music Department

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