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This Isn't Your Dad's Vocational School

ONE OF A SERIES OF ARTICLES ABOUT COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS AT HHS

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Hello Red Devil Parents and Supporters,

The central purpose of our Vision 2015 initiative is that ALL students will graduate from  HHS "college and career ready".   "College and career ready" is a term that is often misunderstood.  College and career ready does NOT mean that all students will graduate ready to go to a four year university.  But what it does mean is that all students will graduate ready for college OR ready to pursue a career that leads to a salary and benefits that are above the poverty line.  Our goal at HHS is to give ALL of our students the education that will put them on a "pathway" to success.  A high school graduate without a pathway to a career is doomed.

"Pathways" include:  ready for a four year college, ready for IVCC and a four year college to follow, ready for a vocational or technical career, or ready for a career in the military.    All four pathways require that students receive a solid background in English, math and science.  In addition, depending on the pathway, students need a strong background in courses that are "linked" to their future career.  For example, a student who is on a pathway to a career in welding would need more technical courses (such as Technical Math) than a student who is on a pathway to a career in nursing, who would need a strong background in biology, anatomy and physiology and maybe child care.    

In 1913, when Hall High School became The Hall Township High and Vocational School, a new school was built with the vision that ALL students would graduate prepared for college or career. One hundred years later, our vision is pretty much the same.  Within Vision 2015, one of our goals is to provide a better education for students who want to pursue a technical or vocational career.  In the year 2014, technical and vocational careers require a different education than they did in 1913.  Vocational and technical careers now require a strong background in English, math, science, technology and courses "linked" to a career pathway.

PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE LINKED BELOW ENTITLED "THIS ISN'T YOUR DAD'S VOCATIONAL SCHOOL"  AND YOU WILL GET A REALLY GOOD VIEW OF WHERE WE WANT TO GO WITH VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL PATHWAYS AT HALL HIGH SCHOOL.

As always, feel free to email me with your questions, thoughts and input.

Superintendent Michael Struna

It is a great year to be a Red Devil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

THIS ISN'T YOUR DAD'S VOCATIONAL SCHOOL