Edison Academy Graduating Seniors - CTE Scholarships For You!
Applications are being accepted from high school seniors who attend Edison Academy and intend to pursue a career in a Career and Technical Education related program after high school that is relevant to their academy studies. Criminal Justice students who intend to pursue a career in law or police work, IT students who will pursue a career in Cybersecurity or Computer Science, Automotive students who plan to attend NOVA for an Associate’s degree or certificate for Auto Tech or Collision or study Engineering at a four year institution, or an Animal Science student who will study to become a Vet Tech or Veterinarian are just a few examples of those who would be considered to receive scholarship monies from these sources. Scholarship Deadlines are fast approaching, April 23rd and April 25th.
For more information see the scholarship applications and information provided here.
Princess for a Night
Princess for a Night (PFAN) is in its eleventh year and is back at Edison where it all began. Last year hundreds of items were donated to the project and over 350 students from local high schools were outfitted with the dress of their dreams. Every year the project has expanded to serve more and more lucky young women! During the month of April, dresses and other prom essentials will be collected. In May, shopping events are held at four local high schools and young ladies are encouraged to attend to select dresses, shoes, jewelry, and handbags free of charge. Donations will be collected Tuesday, April 1st through Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.
Edison Academy Bistro
Edison Academy Culinary Arts students offer a gourmet three course meal each Thursday in the Academy’s Bistro 1093. To receive weekly menus and reservations information to dine in the Bistro, please contact email@example.com to be added to our mailing list . To receive weekly emails about take-away meal ordering options each week, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details and information about the Culinary Arts program and the Bistro 1093, follow this link to the Cullinary Course page.
Quarter Two News Letter
The Winter 2014 Second Quarter edition of the Edison Academy Newsletter is now available on line. To read highlights of our Academy’s many exciting activities and events that took place during the second quarter go here: Q2-NewsLetter
Summer Job Opportunity for Students
FCPS sponsors a summer job progam for students to come and work at the FATE house. The FATE house is a county project where FCPS students work to build a new homes in a local neighborhood. For more information about the program see the attached flyer: Summer Job.
Edison Academy Automotive Programs are Forming Local Advisory Committee
Edison Academy’s Automotive Collision and Automotive Technology classes are seeking local employers in the automotive field to join our local Automotive Advisory Committee. If you own or operate an automotive service center, car dealership, auto parts business, or shop providing service to local automotive customers we need your advise to help us insure students are prepared and ready for the workforce! For more information about becoming a member of our Automotive Advisory Board, please contact Genie Williford, Career Experience Specialist at email@example.com or call 703-924-18154.
Edison Academy IT Students Stand Out at CTE Career Academies STEM-H Expo
Did you come out to this past Saturday's CTE Career Academies STEM-H Expo at Chantilly High School? Edison Academy I students were there to share information with Expo attendees about their class and other STEM related courses we offer at the Edison Academy. The Academy IT Students and their instructor, Mr Patrick Kuesters, also conducted demonstrations in the main Expo exhibit hall throughout the day. One other lucky Edison student from the Electrical Construction and Engineering and HVAC&R classes, was interviewed by TV Worldwide! He also won an Xbox 360 raffle prize provided by STEM-H Expo Platinum sponsor, Microsoft! Be sure to attend this exciting event next year to connect with local employers and colleges in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health & Medical Science fields.
Edison Academy Recgonized by Wells Fargo Bank
Edison Academy was recognized by the Franconia Branch of Wells Fargo Bank at the Wells Fargo ‘South Potomac Days of Giving’ breakfast on November 5th, 2013 for outstanding commitment to students and to the Greater Washington DC community. The Academy’s Administrator, Brad Rickel, represented the Academy and accepted a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo which was given to the Academy to support its mission of teaching students the academic, technical, and life skills that are so critical to insuring a successful future in today’s rapidly changing global economy.
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Donate Your Tax-Deductable Used Vehicle
Donate your tax-deductable used vehicle to Edison Academy's automotive programs. Click here for more information.
Animal Science Grooming
The Edison Academy Animal Science program offers grooming services for dogs and cats for a very small fee on Wednesdays and Thursdays . For more information on this service, visit the Animal Science course page. Animal Science