Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: “Ready for the Future” Event to Recognize Launch of Lincoln High School’s STEAM Middle College Program

August 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY for August 20, 2014

"Ready for the Future" Event to Recognize Launch of Lincoln High School's STEAM Middle College Program Collaboration between San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Community College District expands in 2014-15 school year

What:  The "Ready for the Future" event marks the official start of the Lincoln High School STEAM Middle College program, a collaboration between the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. The first cohort of students in the program began classes on Monday, Aug. 18, on the Lincoln High School campus.  Leadership from both districts, staff, elected officials, students, parents and community members are joining together to celebrate this newest partnership between San Diego Unified and SDCCD that will benefit the students in the Lincoln High School community.

When:             Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
2-2:30 p.m.      Program
2:30-3 p.m.      Reception with light refreshments

Where: Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center, 4777 Imperial Avenue, (92113)

Speakers include: San Diego Unified Supt. Cindy Marten; San Diego Unified Board Vice President Marne Foster; SDCCD Chancellor Constance Carroll; SDCCD Board President Rich Grosch; City College President Anthony Beebe, Lincoln High School Principal John Ross; students in the new program.

Background:  The San Diego Unified Board of Education approved Lincoln High School Middle College on April 27, 2014. The program is designed to be a supportive academic environment that combines a high school and a community college, providing high school students with opportunities to take classes for college credit and, in some cases, earn associate degrees before graduating from high school.

The San Diego Community College District Educational Cultural Complex (ECC) will provide the college portion of the work, in collaboration with Lincoln High School staff.  The curriculum emphasis at the campus will be the STEAM subjects:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The new focus will concentrate on hands-on, project-based learning, with an advisory model utilizing coordinators, internships for students, student exhibitions and dual enrollment with San Diego Unified and the Community College.

Media contact:  Linda Zintz, San Diego Unified School District, 619- 847-6637 (mobile)

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