Governor’s Academy Grand Opening
January 26, 2009
The Governor’s Career and Technical Academy in Arlington, Virginia marked its Grand Opening on January 13 at the Arlington Career Center. Approximately 100 celebrants attended the event, including dual enrolled students and their parents. President Robert G. Templin, Jr. addressed the innovative nature of the Governor’s Academy as he welcomed the students to NOVA. Templin and Dr. Robert Smith, superintendent of Arlington Public Schools (APS), congratulated students after receiving their NOVA identification cards and Academy certificates of participation.
The Governor’s Academy is a joint venture between NOVA and APS, providing an early college program to about 50 area secondary students. The Academy is expected to serve hundreds of students and offer complete college programs of instruction at full implementation. The Academy features educational programs in five career pathways and promotes an integrative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pedagogy. Additional pathways will be added as the Academy matures.
Dual enrolled Academy courses are presently taught by Career Center instructors who are qualified NOVA adjuncts. To learn more about the Academy or to express your interest in future faculty exchanges, adjunct or full-time teaching opportunities, contact Milan Hayward at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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