RENO — The William N. Pennington Foundation has saved a $400,000 extend to a Washoe County School District (WCSD) in support of a High School Signature Academies.
The Reno High School Red House Project and Proctor R. Hug High School’s Health Science Academy any will accept $200,000 for a 2012-2013 propagandize year.
Founded by a late gaming colonize and philanthropist, William N. Pennington, a Pennington Foundation provides support to northern Nevada non-profit organizations.
“The William N. Pennington Foundation has truly done an investment in a future, and we are beholden for this inexhaustible present to a Signature Academies,” pronounced Superintendent Pedro Martinez. ”These academies are scheming students to enter college or a workforce and do their partial to make a village and a economy stronger. The support of a substructure is aiding to make these programs possible.”
The WCSD Signature Academies yield innovative programs for students who wish to try specific programs, topics, and themes during their high propagandize careers while stability to take classes in core subjects including math, science, and English. The academies yield career- and industry-based programs that yield students with an event to try areas of seductiveness while still in high school.
“The munificence of a William N. Pennington Foundation will assistance Reno enhance a module to strech some-more students, and Hug will be means to yield even larger bearing to health caring and health caring technologies,” pronounced Nita Losoponkul, executive of Talent Acquisition and Development for WCSD. “With a bill cuts over a final few years, a teachers’ fanciful ideas have not always turn a reality, though these monies will assistance move them to life.”
The Reno High School Red House Project combines curriculum focusing on film, video, and striking design. The 75 students who are enrolled in this module learn a required mechanism languages and program indispensable to finish their work. The project-based sourroundings mirrors real-life operative situations, providing skills for students who confirm to go on to college or pursue careers in digital media on graduation from high school. During their high propagandize years, students also offer internships in a margin to serve their educational goals.
The Proctor R. Hug High School Health Science Academy works in partnership with a School of Medicine during a University of Nevada to yield training for 25 students who are deliberation a career in healthcare. Students might ready for careers in medical or dental assisting, dental hygiene, sports medicine, or apropos a Certified Nurse Assistant while stability to take courses in core subjects. The Health Science Academy is dependent with Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), a inhabitant tyro classification that promotes career opportunities in healthcare.