These educators encourage students to become fully immersed in a professional culture, solve real-world problems, and receive mentorship from actual employers, all while earning high school credit and college credit.
Through their efforts with NCAPS, their hard work is making a difference for Lawrence-Nelson and Sandy Creek, the two schools that together make up the South Central Unified School District. Their students go on to get great college scholarships, enter the workforce with amazing interviewing skills, and find their passions.
With the help of Superintendent Julie Otero and Principals at Sandy Creek and Lawrence-Nelson — Jason Searle and Dana Epley respectively — we were able to make this one EPIC Feel the Love Friday!
These small schools come together to make a big impact on their students’ futures, as this joint effort is the first NCAPS program in the state.
Juniors and Seniors here are given the opportunity to explore potential career paths, practice mock interviews, work closely with a mentor in their field of interest, and so much more to prepare for their futures outside of high school.
Watch our Feel the Love Friday honorees talk about this program and how much it means to their communities!
The students at South Central Unified School District are lucky to have educators like these three who care so much about their futures.