28 Kanawha County Schools Advanced Career Students Receive National Recognition

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  • Briana Warner
  • 8/29/2019

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) recognizes 28 KCS students who participated in the Advanced Career curriculum in four different areas and scored at the proficient or advanced levels of the national exam. Advanced Career is a rigorous sequence of career-technical courses developed with the advice of national industry partners with the goals of providing:

  • technical knowledge and skills to earn a living wage;
  • academic and technical skills that prepare for college without the need for expensive and time-consuming remedial courses;
  • a behind-the-scenes look at the industry through field experiences; and
  • a chance to work with an industry mentor.

Advanced Career teachers participate in rigorous training to learn modern technical skills and the use of non-traditional and student-centered methods to help students:

  • develop creativity;
  • use problem-solving skills;
  • experience working with a peer team; interact with industry professionals; and
  • speak to audiences including industry professionals.

The following KCS students scored at the proficient or advanced levels on their Advanced Career (AC) assessment:

Name

School

AC  program

Sonny George

Carver Career Center

Integrated Production Technology Course 2

Austin Allen

Carver Career Center

Integrated Production Technology Course 2

Christian Adams

Carver Career Center

Integrated Production Technology Course 2

Seth Casto

Carver Career Center

Integrated Production Technology Course 2

Kalin Stanley

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Ethan Dolin

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Shane Nelson

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Christian Metzger

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Rubin Shirley

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Sullivan Steele

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Micah Foster

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Benjamin Shamblin

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Will Manahan

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Corey Scarberry

Capital High School

Energy & Power Course 2

Andrew Ballard

George Washington High School

Innovation in Science & Technology Course 1

Jay Wessels

George Washington High School

Innovation in Science & Technology Course 1

Hunter Whittington

Riverside High School

Clean Energy Technology Course 1

Jacob Wheeler

Riverside High School

Clean Energy Technology Course 1

Robert Keeney

Riverside High School

Clean Energy Technology Course 1

Ethan Workman

Riverside High School

Clean Energy Technology Course 1

Sam Slack

Riverside High School

Clean Energy Technology Course 1

Carson Casto

Riverside High School

Clean Energy Technology Course 1

Austin Chapman

Riverside High School

Clean Energy Technology Course 1

Zachary Holstion

Riverside High School

Clean Energy Technology Course 1

Grayson Hammitt

Riverside High School

Clean Energy Technology Course 1

Alissa Lowe

Sissonville High School

Innovation in Science & Technology Course 3

Cassidy Melancon

Sissonville High School

Innovation in Science & Technology Course 3

Zan Valentine

Sissonville High School

Innovation in Science & Technology Course 3


The AC EOC assessments were administered in April, 2019 – June, 2019.  Comprised of selected-response test items in career technical education, literacy, math and science that reflect the critical content standards of each course, every online EOC assessment is intellectually demanding of students.

The AC rigorous program of CTE study prepares students for college and career opportunities in a high-demand STEM fields crucial for the American economy.  Each AC pathway includes four progressively challenging courses and contains multiple projects.  Students work in teams to solve the problem or project employing 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication.  The AC projects embed mathematics, literacy and science skills with individual accountability to master the academic content.  Students mirror methods of working in the STEM field, such as using a design process, keeping a professional notebook and interacting with industry professionals.

To learn more about SREB’s Advanced Career STEM Pathway Academy curricula, http://www.sreb.org/advanced-career.