FHS, Alamo Colleges and Alamo Area Academies Partner to Create a School to Careers Pipeline
Last Friday, representatives from Alamo Area Academies brought 21 letters of acceptance to FHS students. Alamo Area Academies is an industry driven, higher education program of studies, specializing in technical skills education for the 21st century in the following areas: Aerospace, Technology, Manufacturing, Health and Heavy Equipment. Not only are these rewarding careers, but they are important industries in the San Antonio area as well. You can click on this link to learn more about the Alamo Area Academies http://www.alamoacademies.com/about-alamo-academies
Beginning their junior year, these students will make some sacrifices. They will wake up early enough to catch a bus that will leave for San Antonio at approximately 6:30 every morning. They will also participate in course work on a college campus that will last approximately three hours before boarding the bus to head back to Floresville to catch their afternoon FHS classes. With the exception of Health, the students taking courses in these high tech career areas can earn approximately $3000 during a paid summer internship between their junior and senior years. Not to mention, they will graduate from FHS with at least 32 hours of dual credit as a result of the Alamo Academies course work. This amazing opportunity for our students will allow them to achieve the career they want in the global marketplace today, in order to take hold of their financial freedom and independence.
I am so proud of, and excited for, these FHS students. FISD has been and will continue to be resilient in our efforts to ensure our students are future ready - which we know can look different for each child. The bottom line is partnering with parents and community, we are working hard to prepare our students for a prosperous life.