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Digital Media Academy (DMA) Student, Pleasant Grove High School

“DMA is like family, you find people who are different from you but like working with technology and media. It is a great way to make high school more fun and learn lots of new things.”

Biotechnology (Biotech) Academy, Former Student, Sheldon High School

“I just finished my 3rd year of med school, finished all of my clinical rotations and am now studying for my boards. I wanted to thank the Biotech Academy for stimulating my interest in science while I was in high school and acknowledge again that I would not be in the place that I am without it.”

HealthTECH Academy, Former Student, Valley High School

“The last four years of being in the Health TECH Academy have been the absolute highlight of my high school experience. Being given so many extraordinary opportunities has allowed me to get an overall sense of what being a health ambassador is and greatly developed my passion.”

Business Partner

“It is refreshing to see an organization with such a commitment to community service. Look around at many events in Elk Grove and Elk Grove FFA students will be working.”

Innovative Design & Engineering Academy (IDEA) Student, Pleasant Grove High School

“IDEA showed me real life situations on things that I will actually use in my future. Also, I love the staff of the academy & students & it feels like we are a family in our own aside from the whole of PGHS.”

Tech Digital Academy Student, Elk Grove High School

“This academy allows students to be exposed to, not only many types of artists, but also amazing teachers and students.”

Animation, Design Arts & Digital Media Arts Pathway, Franklin High School

“Working in teams gives us real-world experiences and we have the chance to put our work into the community.”

Building Trades and Engineering Pathway, Former Student, Sheldon High School

“I’ve made cabinets and built a shed in this program–skills I can use in real-life for the rest of my life. It’s amazing!”

Manufacturing Production Technology Academy (MPTA) Student, Laguna Creek High School

“Being in MPTA has taught me many new skills that I can apply in the real world. This academy has changed my approach to projects and their complications for the better. Working in groups have improved my social skills and offered me many opportunities to creatively express myself in a life-like environment.”

Green Renewable Energy Engineering Network Academy Student, Franklin High School

“I wouldn’t have traded this experience for any other. Its impacted me in the most positive ways and I’ve met so many incredible individuals who have shaped me into the engineer I’ve become.”

Pleasant Grove High School Unveils New Biomedical Academy Classrooms

Pleasant Grove High School held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to celebrate the opening of two classrooms for their Biomedical Academy. With the goal of increasing student achievement through small learning environments, career exploration and...

Successful Agriculture Academy at Elk Grove High School Receives Two Outstanding Department Honors

The Awards Highlight Academy’s Commitment to Mentor Future Generations of Farmers ELK GROVE, Calif. – August 14, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) commends the Elk Grove High School Agriculture Department for receiving two honors in the category of...

Ardent for Life: My Civic Summer

The following article was originally published by Ardent for Life, an Elk Grove publication. It was featured in the "Late Summer 2019" issue.

The Yes and… protocol

How does Yes and work...When grappling with a problem, consider using the Yes and...protocol.  You need at least 2 people and this is how it works:(Person 1) I need to complete a project on Egypt but I’m not sure how to start.  I think I can begin by looking up the...

Ideas for Helping Your Student / Child Learn Questioning / Conversation Techniques

How to contribute to a conversation by asking who, what, where, when, why and how questions. How to actively listen and take turns in a conversation: “Can you explain…”, “Is there more information about…”, “What I’ve learned about this topic is…”How to share their...

Proposition 51 Help Improve and Expand Career Technical Education Programs

Proposition 51 is used to supply grants to eligible schools for the purpose of improving and expanding their Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Specifically, the measure allows for eligible schools to apply for new construction funding, remodeling and...

Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG)

On January 25, 2018, Elk Grove Unified submitted an application for continued Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) funding from the California Department of Education (CDE). As part of ongoing CTEIG funding for high quality CTE pathways, the State is...

Strong Workforce Program Funding

The Strong Workforce Program (SWP) helps to strengthen career education programs through regional collaboration and by preparing more students for high-demand, high-wage jobs. The College and Career Connections Department currently is developing several applications...

Ideas for Parents and Teachers to Help Develop Creative Problem Solvers

'Izzy, Did You Ask a Good Question Today?'This is a digitized version of an article from The New York Times print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To the Editor:Isidor I. Rabi, the Nobel laureate in physics who died Jan. 11, was once asked,...

What Does it Mean for Students to be Truly College- and Career-Ready?

With input from over 100 community members, a college and career-ready graduate is prepared to successfully demonstrate six critical skills:Creative Problem-solvingTechnical LiteracyCommunication and CollaborationSelf-Awareness, Self-Reliance,...
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