Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) Principal, Dr James M. Davis, recently expressed his tremendous pride in the accomplishments of student members of the Class of 2020. “Our students earned many academic awards, personal accolades, professional credentials, and scholarships as they prepared themselves for diverse college and career pathways,” said Davis. #WeGotThis
The students participated in Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs such as Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT), Media Arts Technology (MAT), Allied Health Science (AHS), Engineering Technology (ENG), and Computer Information Technology (CIT). The majority of seniors earned college credits through our post-secondary education partners such as EKU, Southeast, Somerset, and Hazard. The students earned significant awards and recognitions for technical skills performance at regional competitions and state SkillsUSA and HOSA conferences. Students earned industry recognized credentials in Computer Assisted Drafting, Electrical Technician, OSHA-10, and other workforce ready certifications. Nearly 1 in 5 seniors participated in work-based experiential learning with local business and industry partners. We purposefully integrate rigorous English and mathematics instruction into all of programs #NoExcuses
“Our school colors are symbolic and represent specific imagery that is recognized for success outcomes,” remarked Davis. BLACK is a formal, official, professional color and is defined, specific, and has distinct boundaries that denotes how we should live our lives. We should hold ourselves to a standard of excellence as we demonstrate character and have professional integrity. GOLD is emblematic of success and goal attainment. Olympians compete for gold, first place, and the winners circle. Stars are indicative of students on the rise, being in ascent, and aiming high which it is by no means accidental that our school motto is #AimHigh.
“Although our students have missed a number of milestone events during this senior year, we know that their personal and professional futures are not defined by what they missed, but more so are defined by their being capable adults with unlimited potential, and that they are prepared well to seize opportunities in life,” added Davis. CFI faculty and staff are unified in their collective efforts to provide every student an opportunity to set and achieve their goals. Davis further exclaimed, “I am not only proud of the students, the Class of 2020, but am honored to work alongside exemplary professional educators and administrative staff at the CFI that recognize that every student matters.”. #SchoolOfOpportunity