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Earn College Credits while in High School
Students in Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, and Automotive Technology, you have the opportunity in the 2014-2015 school year to earn college credit for your Academy class while you are still in high school through Dual Enrollment (DE) with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). If you did not receive information in your Academy acceptance packet that was mailed to your home, or if you recently enrolled for one of these Academy courses, you should read the following information about Dual Enrollment and consider this opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. For more information you may contact the Edison Academy Career Experience Specialist/Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Genie Williford, starting August 11th at 703-924-8154 or email@example.com for more information and/or to schedule placement testing if needed for the coming school term. Dual Enrollement Information
Local Career and Technical Education Scholarship Recipients for 2014 Announced
The Rotary Club of Springfield awarded two scholarships recently to Edison Academy Seniors, Gabriela Q. from Cosmetology and Erin N. from Animal Science. Gabriela was honored by the da Silva family and the Rotary club with $1000 given in memory of Rotary member Neil R. da Silva. Erin's rotory scholorship was for $1000. Erin also earned a Steve Davis Memorial Scholarship for $750 along with Keandra F. who is also from the Animal Science program. The Steve Davis scholarships are given in memory of Steve Davis a state leader in CTE and SkillsUSA who taught Auto Collision Services at Edison Academy.
Three Senior students from the Electrical Construction and Engineering program also received scholarships from FATE, the Foundation for Applied Technical Education. Kevin S. earned a $4000 scholarship, Wilbur B. earned a $5000 scholarship, and Cristian R. earned a $2500 scholarship.
The Rotary Club of Alexandria also recently awarded a $500 CTE Rotary scholarship to cosmetology student, Gabriela Q, and Wegmans awarded at $500 scholarship to Nicole C. from the culinary arts program. Former Animal Science student, Geoffrey B, has earned a $1000 scholarship for his membership and participation in the National Technical Honor Society while attending Edison Academy.
Forth Quarter News Letter
The Spring 2014 Forth 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 forth quarter go here: Q4-NewsLetter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-924-18154.
Foundation for Applied Technical Education awards scholarships for three Edison Academy students!
The Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Career and Technical Education and the Foundation for Applied Technical Education (FATE) hosted an Open House and Scholarship Awards ceremony at the Spring Village Residential Construction Site in Springfield, VA on May 20th. Three Edison Academy Electrical Construction and Engineering students, Kevin S, Cristian J, and Wilber B, received FATE scholarships at the awards ceremony totaling $11,500 to help them pursue their college educations. Edison Academy’s Electrical Construction and Engineering II students work each year at the FATE residential site to assist the students of the residential construction program to complete a house which is offered for sale. This year’s house is listed for sale at almost $900,000. To learn more about the work of the Foundation For Applied Technical Education visit: www.fatefacts.org
Hotel Marketing Students Have Job Shadow Day event with Embassy Suites and Doubletree
On May 20th Edison Academy Hotel students visited with managers from the Hilton brands, Embassy Suites and Doubletree, in Crystal City for a tour of the two hotels and meetings with management staff to learn about jobs and future job opportunities. Students met with the Doubletree Event planning staff followed by lunch hosted by Chef Andrew Dixon, at the Embassy Suites.
End of Year Academy Awards
On May 9, 2014 Edison Academy held their annual student awards ceremony. Over 150 students were recognized for their year of outstanding achievements. Highlights of the program included recognition of students who were chosen as Students of the Year for curricular programs, recipients of the Academy Administrator’s Award, the Edison High School senior medal recipient, recipients of the Steve Davis Memorial Scholarship and FATE (Foundation for Applied Technical Education) scholarship awards, and the Academy’s pick for Overall Academy Student of the year.
Mock Interview Day Event
On May 2, 2014 almost 100 Academy students took part in the Academy’s Annual Mock Interview Day event. Over 35 business professionals representing more than 20 business and industry organizations participated throughout the day. Students received 15-20 minute mini-interviews followed by one-on-one coaching sessions with interviewers to improve their workforce readiness skills in the areas of job acquisition and self-representation. Some of the participating employers and organizations who participated were ACTS3 Consulting, MC Dean, Navy Federal Credit Union, Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Human Resources, Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Facilities Management, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, Management professionals from the Rotary Club of Springfield, Sheet Metal Workers Local #100, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, SRA International, OptFinity, Suntrust Bank, United States Air Force, Virginia Tire and Auto, Wells Fargo and others.
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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