Media Advisory - VyStar Branch at Wolfson High School to Support Finance Academy
Duval County Public Schools and VyStar Credit Union will formally open the doors of a new branch inside Samuel W. Wolfson High School.
Ed Pratt-Dannals, Superintendent Duval County Public Schools;
The Honorable W.C. Gentry, Chairman Duval County School Board;
Dr. David Garner, Principal, Samuel W. Wolfson High School
Dr. Donnie Horner, Education Commissioner City of Jacksonville;
Terry West, President and CEO, VyStar Credit Union; and
Lexus Walton, Student Bank Manager
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 9 a.m.
Samuel W. Wolfson High School, 7000 Powers Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32217
Background: The VyStar branch is part of the Finance Academy at Samuel W. Wolfson High School. This is the first high school in Duval County to house a VyStar branch and the fourth in Northeast Florida.
Duval County Public Schools currently has 35 career academy programs and 45 additional CTE (Career and Technical Education) Programs. Career Academies are small, personalized learning communities within a high school that select a subset of students and teachers for a two-, three- or four-year span. Students enter the academy through a voluntary process; they must apply and be accepted with parental knowledge and support.
A career academy includes the following essential elements:
- A small learning community;
- A college-prep curriculum with a career theme; and
- Partnerships with employers, the community and higher education
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