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THE ACADEMIES OF HAMPTON

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Veronica Hurd (vhurd@hampton.k12.va.us)
Director of the Academies of Hampton

The Ten Standards guiding each academy are: 

1) Defined Mission And Goals;
2) Academy Structure;
3) Host District And High School;
4) Faculty And Staff;
5) Professional Development;
6) Governance & Leadership;
7) Curriculum & Instruction;
8) Employer, Higher Education & Community Involvement;
9) Student Assessment; and
10) Cycle of Improvement.

More information about Career Academies may be found @ www.ncacinc.com


The Academies of Hampton are currently listed under Goal One: Maximize Every Child’s Learning in the Hampton City Schools 2015 Strategic Plan, Career Academies are based on the National Career Academies Coalition National Standards of Practice for career academies. These Standards were developed by an informal consortium of national career academy organizations and draw from over 40 years of research and practice. The ten standards are key elements for successful, sustained implementation of academies.

Research shows that academies increase graduation rates, reduce dropout rates, guide career choices for young people, and improve academic achievement. These Standards are a way to ensure that academies are adhering to rigor on multiple levels, including academics. Additionally, the term “career academy” is defined as a small learning community that provides an immersive academic experience with a career focus.

 

What are The Academies of Hampton?

Through the Academies of Hampton, Hampton City Schools is committed to providing students more of the advanced skills they need to be productive, engaged, and successful citizens in college, career, and life. The Academies enable students to learn through the lens of a career or academic theme in a relevant, hands-on learning environment with real-world application and experiences. Each Academy provides a highly personalized, small learning community, where students learn English, science, math, and social studies within the theme of their Academy. Through their Academy experiences, students are exposed to a multitude of careers and opportunities, industry skills, and potential employers by way of classroom speakers, site visits, job shadowing, and internships.

What makes an Academy experience different than a traditional, comprehensive high school experience?

  • Students learn in a small, personalized environment that is centered on and responsive to their needs and the needs of the community.
  • Students experience applied learning opportunities within themed Academies.
  • Students work with business and industry partners to solve real-world problems for authentic learning.
  • Essential knowledge and skills are taught to students in order to graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education, training, or employment.
  • Students engage in a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates academic and career education curriculum.
  • Students work within a culture of collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking that promotes the development of leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Students earn certification credentials and have dual enrollment opportunities.
  • Students graduate with the essential 21st century knowledge and skills that prepare them for further education, training, careers, and life.

What will the Academies of Hampton provide students?

  • Encouraging, nurturing, challenging, and rigorous learning opportunities within small learning communities.
  • Positive relationships with all stakeholders, parents and guardians, students, teachers, school staff, and industry and business partners.
  • Training and resources to resolve conflicts peacefully and respectfully.
  • Supports for students who are experiencing crisis, trauma, or serious challenges in their homes, school, and communities.
  • Engaging academic and extracurricular activities for students that meet their academic needs and college and career goals.
  • Effective communication between schools, parents, and communities.
  • Clean and well-maintained environments that clearly demonstrate school pride and love of learning.
  • A learning environment where students and staff feel physically and emotionally safe.

The Academies of Hampton… Your Pathway to Success
The Academies of Hampton create purposeful learning experiences that allow students to connect career aspirations to their learning environments. This school within a school model allows students to explore a variety of possible career opportunities, engage in unique learning experiences, and expand traditional learning requirements with a career lens, all while creating a system of support to guide students to success.

Freshman Academy
Ninth-grade students begin their educational experience in a freshman academy to promote an effective and positive transition from middle school to high school. This academy is designed to help students to adjust to high school expectations, routines, and standards in a supportive, nurturing environment. The ninth-grade instructional program also includes Success 101, a Freshman Seminar course designed to equip students with the study and social skills they will need to succeed in high school, and to motivate them through exploration of their individual talents and college- and career-awareness activities.

Career Academies
Tenth through twelfth grade students participate in academies organized around themes that support high-demand, high-skill careers in the Hampton Roads region. These academies are designed to ensure students graduate college and career-ready. The Academies of Hampton create engaging, hands-on learning opportunities through small learning communities that connect students with local businesses, post-secondary institutions and community organizations. Academy students graduate with a plan for a successful future and network of support to guide them along their way!
 
2017 – 2018 Career Academies
Aerospace and Information Technology Academy
Architecture and Applied Arts Governor’s STEM Academy
Governor’s Health Sciences Academy
IDEA Academy
Law and Public Safety Academy

Wall-to-Wall Academy Rollout


2016 – 2017
Pilot Freshman Academy

2017 – 2018
Wall-to-Wall Freshman Academies

2018 – 2019
Wall-to-Wall Career Academies – 10th Grade

2019 – 2020
Wall-to-Wall Career Academies – 11th Grade

2020 – 2021
Wall-to-Wall Career Academies – 12th Grade

View the Portait of a Graduate flyer (pdf)

If you would like to share your feedback with us, please click here to complete the Portrait of a Hampton Graduate Community Feedback Form.

Academies of Hampton descriptions
All four high schools in the City of Hampton host a unique Academy with several plans of study aligned with local businesses, industries, and post-secondary education and training partners. Each Academy offers multiple college and career pathways. The following Academies engage students in student-centered learning within an interdisciplinary and dynamic learning environment enhanced by industry knowledge and expertise that prepares them for college, careers, and life in the 21st century.

Ninth-grade students begin their educational experience in a freshman academy to promote an effective and positive transition from middle school to high school. This academy is designed to help students to adjust to high school expectations, routines, and standards in a supportive, nurturing environment. The ninth-grade instructional program also includes Success 101, a Freshman Seminar course designed to equip students with the study and social skills they will need to succeed in high school, and to motivate them through exploration of their individual talents and college- and career-awareness activities.

Freshman Academy Flyer (pdf)

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Architecture & Applied Arts Governor’s STEM Academy
Located at Kecoughtan High School, 522 Woodland Road Hampton, VA 23669, Phone 850-5000

Architecture & Applied Arts Governor’s STEM Academy - Academy programs provide academic and technical courses needed for successful transition to postsecondary education and careers in architecture, art, engineering, engineering technology, graphic arts, and marketing. Upon high school graduation, students will have STEM-related literacy and other critical knowledge, skills, and credentials that will prepare them for high-demand careers in architecture and applied arts.

Academy Partners: ECPI University, Hampton University, JCPenney, Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, Peninsula Housing and Building Association, NASA Langley Research Center, New Horizons Regional Education Center, Newport News Shipbuilding, Q-Design, Signature Canvas, Thomas Nelson Community College, and Walsh Electric

Design and Construction Pathway: Students learn the principles of architectural drafting, design, and construction.
Courses include: Construction Technology (8431), Architectural Drawing and Design (8437), Production Systems (8447), Materials and Processes (8433), Engineering Drawing (8436), Art History (9170), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: architects, architectural designers, building code inspectors/officials, building designers, civil engineers, cost estimators, drafters, environmental designers, environmental engineer/technicians, fire prevention/protection engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, materials engineers, urban planner/designers, safety directors, specification writers, structural engineers, surveying/mapping technicians, and surveyors

Architectural Engineering Pathway: Students learn the concepts and principles of architectural engineering through a series of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based courses.
Courses include: Technical Drawing/Design (8435), Engineering Drawing/Design (8436), Engineering Explorations (8450), Construction Technology (8431), Advanced Engineering Drawing/Design (8438), and Production Systems (8447), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: application engineers, architectural engineers, civil engineers, construction engineers, industrial engineers, CAD technicians, drafters, manufacturing engineer technicians, mechanical engineer technicians, mechanical engineers, survey technicians, systems engineer technicians, systems engineers, transportation engineer technicians and transportation engineers

Graphic Design Pathway: Students learn how technology and traditional art forms can work together to create visually appealing and commercially effective pieces. They use a variety of graphic techniques and tools to develop promotional, marketing and packaging.
Courses include: Art Foundations: Cultural Art Forms (9160), Art Foundations: 2-D Design (9120), Art Foundations: 3- D Design (9120), Computer Graphic Design (9181), Introduction to Marketing (8110), Sports and Entertainment Marketing (8175), 3D Computer Animation I (3180), Advanced Marketing (8130), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: advertisers, animators, cartoonists, designers, educators, fashion illustrators, interior
designers, performance artists, photographers, and web designers

Fashion Design Pathway: Students learn the apparel and accessories industry through designing, constructing, and merchandising their own pieces. Students develop technical proficiencies of pattern-making, tailoring, industrial sewing, marketing, and other related skills.
Courses Include: Introduction To Marketing (8110), Fashion Careers I (8280), Fashion Marketing (8140), Advanced Fashion
Marketing (8145), Fashion Careers II (8281), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: administrative support representatives, customer services representatives, department managers, merchandise buyers, merchandise managers, operations managers, retail marketing managers, sales associates, stock clerks, store managers, and visual merchandise manager

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Governor’s Health Science Academy
Located at Bethel High School, 1067 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA 23666 Phone 825-4400
Introduction Video | Important News Flash

Governor’s Health Sciences Academy - Academy programs provide academic and technical courses needed for successful transition to postsecondary education and careers in dentistry, medicine, nursing, biomedical technicians, and emergency medi cal technicians. Upon high school graduation, students will have health science literacy and other critical knowledge, skills, and credentials that will prepare them for high-demand careers in health sciences.

Academy Partners: Hampton University, Riverside College of Health Careers, Sentara Healthcare, Thomas Nelson Community
College, and ECPI University

Diagnostic Services Pathway: Students learn to use tests and evaluations to aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries or other physical conditions.
Courses include: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences (8302), Medical Terminology (8383), Human Body Systems (8380), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: lab technicians, data entry clerks, quality assurance/quality control technicians, biochemists, microbiologists, research assistants and research scientists

Therapeutic Services Pathway: Students learn to care and treat patients to improve their health by counseling patients and providing them the tools needed to live a healthier and problem-free lifestyle.
Courses include: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences (8302), Medical Terminology (8383), as well as other
electives
Examples of Career Pathways: anesthesiologist assistants, athletic trainers, audiologists, certified nursing assistants, chiropractors, dental lab technicians, dentists, dieticians, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, home health aides, medical assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, psychologists, and veterinarians

Biotechnology Research and Development Pathway: Students learn about the discovery of new treatments and medical technologies to improve human health and advance the overall health science field.
Courses include: Medical Terminology (8383), Principles of Biomedical Sciences PLTW (8379), Human Body Systems
PLTW (8380), Medical Intervention PLTW (8381), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: biomedical/clinical technicians, laboratory technicians, quality assurance/quality control technicians, nuclear medicine technologists, cell biology research assistants, research scientists, and biochemists

Support Service Pathway: Students learn to assist health care professionals with a range of administrative and maintenance duties to ensure that the health care environment is maintained.
Courses include: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences (8302, Medical Terminology (8383), Computer Information Systems (6612), Computer Information Systems - Advanced (6613), Accounting (6320), Accounting - Advanced (6321), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: central service managers, facilities managers, materials managers, medical records managers, insurance billing assistants, insurance billing managers, ward secretaries, environmental services technicians, environmental services managers and quality assurance/quality control technicians

Health Informatics Pathway: Students learn to manage health care agencies by overseeing patient data, financial information, and technological applications to health care processes and procedures.
Courses include: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences (8302), Medical Terminology (8383), Computer Information
Systems (6612), Programming (6640), Information Technology Fundamentals (6670), Computer Information Systems, Advanced (6613), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: admitting clerks, health educators, health care administrators, medical assistants, medical billers, patient financial services administrators, risk managers, and medical information technologists

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Information Design and Engineering Academy (IDEA) STEM Academy
Located at Phoebus High School, 100 Ireland Street Hampton, VA 23663 Phone 727-1000

Information Design and Engineering Academy (IDEA) STEM Academy - Academy programs provide academic and technical courses needed for successful transition to postsecondary education and careers in engineering, engineer technologist, or engineering technician, programming and information technology, electronic media, and graphics design. Upon high school graduation, students will have high-tech engineering and manufacturing literacy and other critical knowledge, skills, and credentials that will prepare them for high-demand careers in information design and engineering.

Academy Partners: ECPI University, Hampton University, Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, National Institute of Aerospace, New Horizons Regional Education Center, and Newport News Shipbuilding

Engineering and Manufacturing Pathway: Students learn the engineering design process and how technology is created. Students develop and design new products using industry-recognized design software, rapid prototyping, mechatronics, and robotics.
Courses include: Introduction to Engineering Design PLTW (8439), Principles of Engineering PLTW (8441), Digital Electronics PLTW (8440), Computer Integrated Manufacturing PLTW (8842), Engineering Design and Development PLTW (8843), Engineering Drawing/Design (8436), Technology Drawing/Design (8435), Robotics I (8557), Robotics and Mechatronics (8558), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: aeronautical/aerospace engineers, application engineers, architectural engineers, automotive engineers, CAD technicians, computer/hardware engineers, drafters, electrical/electronic engineering technicians, geothermal engineers, industrial engineer technicians, industrial engineers, manufacturing engineer technicians, manufacturing engineers, marine engineers, metallurgists, product/process engineers, survey technicians, surveyors, systems engineers, and transportation engineers

Programming and Cyber Security Pathway: Students learn to create a story line for a video game, how to create web page, basic animation techniques, and how a computer works.
Courses include: IT Fundamentals (6670), Programming (6640), Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6630), Computer Network Software Operations (6650), Computer Network Software Operations – Advanced (6651), Advanced Programming (6641), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: account managers, applications integrators, call center support representatives, data systems designers, database analysts, e-business specialists, help desk specialists, information systems architects, instructional designers, maintenance technicians, computer support specialists, computer systems coordinators, project support engineers, systems analysts, technical communicators, and testing engineers

Video Media Production Pathway: Students learn design basics in photography, Photoshop, and video editing using industry-standard video and audio editing programs. Students learn basic writing, directing, acting, and editing of high definition camera work to create professional videos.
Courses include: Communications Systems (8415), Imaging Technology (8455), Video and Media Technology (8497), 3D Computer Animation Level I (3180), 3D Computer Animation Level II (3181), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: audio system technicians, audio-video designers, audio-video engineers, audio-video system service technicians, technical computer support technicians, videographers, special effects animators, visual effects artists , video systems technicians, animators, and film editors

 

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Aerospace and Information Technology Academy/Greater Peninsula Governor’s Academy
Located at Hampton High School, 1491 West Queen Street Hampton, VA 23669, Phone 825-4430

The Aerospace and Information Technology Academy – Academy programs provide the academic and technical courses needed for successful transition to postsecondary education and careers in business information management, aerospace, engineering design and solutions, information technology and services, and interactive media. Upon high school graduation, students will have high-tech engineering and literacy and other critical knowledge, skills, and credentials that will prepare them for high-demand careers in aerospace and engineering.

Academy Partners: Hampton University, Langley Air Force Base, NASA Langley Research Center, National Institute of Aerospace, New Horizons Regional Educational Center, Newport News Shipbuilding, Northrop Grumman, Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, Thomas Nelson Community College, and Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Aerospace Engineering Pathway: Students explore the evolution of flight, navigational control, and flight fundamentals;
investigate aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel, and orbital mechanics.
Courses include: Introduction to Engineering Design PLTW (8439), Principles of Engineering PLTW (8441), Digital Electronics PLTW (8440), Aerospace Engineering (8428), Senior Capstone Course: Engineering Design and Development (8443), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: airline pilots, copilots, flight engineers, air traffic controllers, transportation and distribution managers, cargo and freight agents, aircraft mechanics, aircraft service technicians, dispatchers, logisticians, supervisors of transportation operators, mobile heavy equipment mechanics, military enlisted personnel, and military officers

Information Technology Pathway: Students develop computer programs, applications, and create web experiences.
Courses include: Information Technology Fundamentals (6670), Computer Information Systems (6612), Computer Information Systems, Advanced (6613), Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6630), Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies Advanced (6631), Programming (6640), Computer Network Software Operations (6650), Computer Network Software Operations, Advanced (6651), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: software application developers, systems software developers, computer systems analysts, network and computer systems administrators, computer support specialists, computer programmers, database administrators, technical writers, computer and information research scientists, computer hardware engineers, multimedia artists and animators

Business Information Management Pathway: Students learn the language of business and how to run a successful business or enterprise.
Courses include: Accounting (6320), Accounting Advanced (6321), Information Technology Fundamentals (6670), Computer
Information Systems (6612), Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6630), Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies
Advanced (6631), Programming (6640), Business Virtual Enterprise (6135), as well as other electives
Examples of Career Pathways: management analysts, office clerks, general and operations managers, customer service representatives, bookkeeping clerks, administrative assistants, executive assistants, shipping/receiving and traffic clerks, training and development specialists, training and development managers, operations research analysts, administrative services managers, human resources assistants, human resource managers, payroll and timekeeping clerks, file clerks, compensation and job analysis specialists, and procurement clerks

Air Force JROTC: Students are trained in citizenship, community service, responsibility, character, and self-discipline, while learning Air Force and military fundamentals.
Courses include: Air Force JROTC I, II, III, and IV, as well as other electives.
Examples of Career Pathways: airline pilots, copilots, flight engineers, air traffic controllers, foreign service, governance, national security, public management and administration, correction services, law enforcement services, military enlisted personnel, and military officers

Law and Public Safety Academy
Located at Bethel High School 1067 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666, Phone 757-825-4400
APPLICATION

Academy of Law and Public Safety located at Bethel High School – Academy programs provide academic and technical courses needed for successful transition to postsecondary education and careers in professions that ensure the safety, security, and wellness of the community.  Upon high school graduation, students will have law and public safety literacy and other critical knowledge, skills, and credentials that will prepare them for high-demand careers in law and public safety. The Academy of Law and Public Safety  is for rising 10th-12th grade students and includes three pathways:

Law and Legal Studies Pathway: Students are introduced to legal foundations, types of law, legal processes, and careers related to law and legal studies. Courses include Introduction to Law, and Legal Administration, as well as other electives. Examples of career pathways include lawyers, arbitrators, attorneys, court reporters, and paralegals.

Law Enforcement Pathway: Students are able to focus their courses on the criminal justice system and careers related to law enforcement. Courses include Introduction to Public Safety, Criminal Justice I, and Criminal Justice II, Emergency Communication, as well as other electives. Examples of career pathways include police officers, corrections officers, probation officers, dispatchers, parole officers, dispatchers, customs inspectors, and private detectives.

Emergency Medical and Firefighter Pathway: Students are introduced to the legal foundations and processes of, while exploring the careers related to, emergency medical services and firefighting. Courses include Introduction to Public Safety, Public Safety II, Emergency Communications, and Emergency Medical Technician or Firefighter I, as well as other electives. Examples of career pathways include fire investigators, hazardous materials removal workers, forensic science technicians, dispatchers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and firefighters.

How to Apply to the Academies of Hampton

Hampton City Schools prepares students for college, careers, and life in the 21st century by engaging them in dynamic learning environments. The Academies of Hampton provides students an opportunity to choose a thematic course of study such as health care, engineering, information technology or aerospace engineering, and learn in a relevant, hands-on environment with real-world application.

Students have an opportunity to enroll in one of the four unique academies. For more detailed information on course offerings, dual credit and enrollment courses, and industry certification alignment, please view the HCS Course Description Guide or talk to your school counselor.

  • Architecture & Applied Arts Governor’s STEM Academy
    Located at Kecoughtan High School
  • Governor’s Health Science Academy
    Located at Bethel High School
  • Information Design and Engineering Academy (IDEA) STEM Academy
    Located at Phoebus High School
  • Aerospace and Information Technology Academy/Greater Peninsula Governor’s Academy
    Located at Hampton High School

Application Process

Attendance at a Rising 9th Grade Parent Night meeting is highly recommended. Information about high school and academy choices will be presented at the meetings as well as an opportunity to visit a high school/academy of your choice. Parents and students are encouraged to ask questions prior to selecting a high school or academy. Eighth grade students will have an opportunity to learn about all academies before making their high school choice selection.

Recommendation forms are due to teachers no later than February 17
Completed
application packages are due to the school counselor no later than February 24

Application Package: The application must be signed by student and parent, and must include:

Application packet cover sheet Completed Academies of Hampton application form
Written personal statement answering the following questions: Why do you wish to attend this particular academy? AND How could this program help your future?
School counselor recommendation form
Two teacher recommendations forms (Recommendations must be from current teachers & one must be from a math or science teacher)

Academies of Hampton Selection and Admissions Process

The goal of the Academies of Hampton is to provide students a dynamic experiential learning opportunity over three to four years in cross-curricular academic and work readiness experiences.

Each Academy manages the selection process for its programs. A committee, comprised of Academy faculty, staff and administrators, follows the following process as it reviews each application.

STEP 1
: Students will only be considered if they have submitted all required application documents to their school counselor no later than February 24. The completed application package includes the following documents:

• Academies of Hampton application
• Student’s personal essay
• Two (current) teacher recommendations
• School counselor recommendation
• Student profile
• Student Log entries

STEP 2: A committee made up of Academy faculty, staff, school counselors, teachers and administrators reviews each application and student record (attendance and grade-point averages). In their review, the committee considers the student’s application, the two teacher and school counselor recommendations, and the student’s grades, attendance and discipline records. Student applications must demonstrate that the student has met the minimum academic requirements, received satisfactory letters of recommendation, demonstrated commitment to adherence to the student code of conduct, and expressed a desire to attain competence in one of the career pathway plans of study.

STEP 3: Each Academy has a maximum enrollment number; therefore, space availability is considered in the final selection of students for admittance to the program. The committee is responsible for ensuring the incoming class of Academy students represents the diverse population of Hampton City School student census. The Selection Committee decisions are submitted to the Academy principal for review.

STEP 4: Application approval by the Academy principal is required. All decisions are final.

STEP 5: Selection Committee decisions will be sent to students and parents no later than March 10.

STEP 6: Students and parents are expected to attend an Academies of Hampton orientation March 20-23. The orientation agenda will include the following topics.

• Overview of the Academy
• Explanation of the Clusters and Pathways
• Review of student expectations
• Parent and student question and answer session
• Meeting with School Counselor and teachers

STEP 7: Students and parents must sign a letter of intent to enroll in the Academy and return it to the office of
Career and Technical Education at 1 Franklin Street Hampton, VA 23669 no later than March 30.

Academies of Hampton Application Timeline

January Applications available on HCS website
and in counseling offices
February 17 Deadline for students to give the Teacher Recommendation forms to the designated teachers
(one must be a math or science teacher)
February 24 Deadline for the student to submit the completed student application, personal statement, and school counselor recommendation forms to the school counselor
February 24 Deadline for the two teachers providing the student recommendation to submit the completed Teacher Recommendation to the school counselor
February 28 Deadline for school counselor to submit the completed application package the CTE office
March 3 Deadline for the CTE office to provide completed application packets to each Academy
March 10 Deadline for decision letters to be sent and emailed to students/parents
March 20-23 Academy Orientation Sessions:

Bethel High School – March 20
Hampton High School – March 21
Kecoughtan High School – March 22
Phoebus High School – March 23

March 30 Deadline for all students to submit their intent to attend letter to the Office of Career and
Technical Education at 1 Franklin Street Hampton, VA 23669

Steering Committee
Co-Chairs
Mary Bunting
City Manager, City of Hampton
Jason Samuels
School Board, Hampton City Schools
Jeffery Smith
Superintendent, Hampton City Schools

Ronald Bieszczad
Director of Ambulatory & Cancer Services, Sentara
Dr. John Dever

President, Thomas Nelson Community College
Matthew James
President/CEO, Peninsula Council for Workforce Development
Kathryn Johnson
Executive Director, Alternatives, Inc.

Mike Kuhns
President/CEO, Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Glendeline Lee

School Liaison Officer, Langley Air Force Base
Charles Lyon

Government Relations, Northrop Grumman
Dr. Robert McNab
Professor of Economics, Old Dominion University
Mike Monteith
CEO, Peninsula Community Foundation
Gary Roy
Training Manager, Newport News Shipbuilding
Suzanna Scott
Deputy Superintendent for Operations & Support, Hampton City Schools
Leonard Sledge
Director, Hampton Workforce Economic Development


Operating Committee
Co-Chairs
Mary Bunting
City Manager, City of Hampton
Jeffery Smith
Superintendent, Hampton City Schools

Committee Members
Career Exploration Opportunities Co-Chairs
Lisa Wornom-Zahralddin, Peninsula Worklink
Carla Mahn, Hampton City Schools
Communication and Marketing Co-Chairs
Claire lellecci, Mellen Street Creative
Diana Gulotta, Hampton City Schools
Community Convening Organization Co-Chairs
Matthew James, Peninsula Council for Workforce Development
Veronica Hurd, Hampton City Schools
Dual Enrollment Co-Chairs
Charles Swaim, Thomas Nelson Community College
Dr. Donna Woods, Hampton City Schools

Committee Members
Freshman Academies Co-Chairs

Tina Banks-Gray, Peninsula YMCA
Dr. Donna Woods, Hampton City Schools
Parent/Family Engagement Co-Chairs
Kathryn Johnson, Alternatives, Inc.
Ann Bane, Hampton City Schools
Shared Accountability Co-Chairs
Mike Kuhns, Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Hampton City Schools
Start - Stop – Sustain Co-Chairs
Leonard Sledge, Hampton Economic Development Authority
Veronica Hurd, Hampton City Schools
Workplace Learning Experiences for Teachers Co-Chairs
Andrea Arnett, Sentara Healthcare
Robbin Ruth, Hampton City Schools
Whitney Ketchledge, Hampton City Schools

Tactical Descriptions and Areas of Opportunity
If you would like to join any of the committees below, please click here.

What is a Tactical Team…
Tactical Teams develop and implement the Master Plan and engage the Hampton community throughout the transformation process. 

  • Tactic Teams help to oversee the day-to-day activities associated with the Master Plan and report back to the Steering Committee
  •  Tactic Teams allow for cross pollination happens because the chair and vice chair for each Tactic Team sit on the Steering Committee
  •  Tactic Teams create shared responsibility with the Steering Committee whom finds resources and removes barriers to facilitate the work of the Tactic Teams

Tactic

Career Exploration Opportunities

Tactic Description

Academies provide a variety of experiences to help students learn about career academy options in their communities. A highly visible one is the career exploration fair or expo, which offers students and their families. Academies create displays that describe their offerings, and business partners may also participate, helping students learn about potential career paths and employment options.


Tactic

Communications and Marketing

Tactic Description

Communication to the community about the plan for transformation and the role of career academies must be an ongoing process. It begins in the earliest stages of developing the master plan through implementation and continuous improvement and innovation. Approaches vary but constitute a marketing campaign aimed at audiences including students, families, employers, postsecondary institutions, and the community at large.


Tactic

Dual Enrollment

Tactic Description

Academies provide students with opportunities for engaging in postsecondary learning opportunities while in high school, including dual enrollment courses and related experiences that award college credit and articulated credit.


Tactic

Freshman Academies

Tactic Description

The Freshman Academy is a transitional program for incoming high school students. Interdisciplinary teams of teachers help freshman academy students develop and practice a range of skills they need for success in school and the workplace. The freshman academy also introduces students to the culture of a career academy and to the career academy options available to them, typically beginning in grade 10.


Tactic

Parent/Family Engagement

Tactic Description

Districts, schools, and career academies use a variety of proactive strategies to build partnerships with families to support their children’s success in school and preparation for further education and careers.


Tactic

Shared Accountability

Tactic Description

The master planning process identifies systems and processes for monitoring tactical plan implementation fidelity and quality and for using indicators and measures for assessing the achievement of intended outcomes, primarily focused on the desired graduate.


Tactic

Steering Committee

Tactic Description

The needs of our local and state economy, along with student interests, will need to be considered when developing additional pathways. The tactic team will examine existing pathways, view these against workforce projects, and suggest priorities for future pathways.

If you would like to be considered for the Steering Tactical Team, please contact Veronica Hurd at vhurd@hampton.k12.va.us

Tactic

Workplace Learning Experience for Teachers

Tactic Description

Academies provide all faculty members, academic as well as technical, with a variety of experiences that deepen their understanding of workplace settings, contexts, and requirements—general and pathway­specific—that should be addressed in the academy curriculum.


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Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us

 DEFINITION

HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies.

Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites.  HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.

HCS WEBMASTER AND ACCESSIBILITY

The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

  • To download this free program, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website, which provides useful tools and resources.

Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins      that make websites more accessible.

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
 
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us., the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, dgulotta@hampton.k12.va.usand/or the Director of Graphics, mhouser@hampton.k12.va.us.

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

  • A description of the accessibility concern or question;
  • The webpage address of the requested material;
  • The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;
  • The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.

SELF-MONITORING

HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.
Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.

 DISCLAIMER

HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.