North Kansas City School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Feb. 28. From a policy standpoint, the highlight of their agenda was unanimously voting to participate in the Northland Advanced Career Studies program. According to the agenda:
The purpose of Northland ACS is to provide high-school students with hands-on, real-world work experience while enhancing workplace readiness skills. This innovative approach to education is designed to fully immerse students in a profession-based learning environment.
Students will develop profession-based proficiencies by working in authentic business situations to develop meaningful projects. In addition, students will gain 21st century skills, including problem-solving, time- and project-management skills, business ethics and self-discipline.
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