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Schools of Success

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Freshman Transition Day
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Schools of Success

 

At Fort Wayne Community Schools, we are committed to transforming education to ensure students are ready for life after graduation, whether they enroll in higher education, enlist in the military or enter the workforce as an employee or entrepreneur. Through our Schools of Success, Fort Wayne Virtual Academy students will have experiences connecting their core academic studies with real world relevancy. When students enter Virtual Academy as a freshman they start learning about the career paths available to them at Virtual Academy Amp Lab and the FWCS Career Academy.

FW Virtual Academy

 

Freshman Schools of Success

YEAR 1

9th grade students will begin their high school careers in the Freshman School of Success. This innovative education initiative connects core academic learning with real businesses to develop the following skills: collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation, critical and analytical thinking, cultural agility and self-direction. Through the Freshman Seminar course, students will learn more about their interests and skills so they have the confidence to choose the School of Success and pathway in which they will study. 

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Year 2

Starting in 10th grade, students will be scheduled within their School of Success for core classes that are aligned with their chosen pathway. Students will also be able to continue to choose electives outside of their pathway, such as arts or world languages. The chosen pathway will be integrated into core classes to provide real world relevancy to the required academic standards and establish amore engaging learning environment.

The Schools of Success include:

  • Health Science and Human Services
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Trades
  • Business and the Arts
Schools of Success

Virtual Academy Experiences:

 

  • Education Careers

Off Campus:

  • Central Service Tech
  • CNA
  • Cosmetology & Barbering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Careers
  • Early Childhood Education
  • EMT
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Medical Assisting

Schools of Success

Off Campus:

  • Automotive Collision Repair
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Construction Trades – Carpentry
  • Construction Trades – Electrical
  • Construction Trades – Masonry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • HVAC
  • IT Operations
  • Plumbing & Pipefitting
  • Precision Machining
  • Radio & TV
  • Software Development
  • Welding

 


Schools of Success

Virtual Academy Experiences:

  • The Arts
  • Accounting

 

Off Campus:

  • Digital Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Interactive Media Design

YEAR 3 & 4

In 11th and 12th grades, students will continue taking core classes and classes specific to their chosen pathway in their
School of Success. The courses will become more advanced with options for dual credit, Advanced Placement courses and internships. Depending on the pathway selected, students may take courses through the Virtual Academy or off-campus at Amp Lab or the FWCS Career Academy.