Education Watch: Monday, March 26th, 2018
26 March 2018
Three students from area high schools have been selected through a competitive process to enroll in a new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training initiative. The program is a cooperative venture between Warren County Fire and Rescue, Warren County Public Schools and Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), with each agency providing partial funding and other educational resources. Congratulations to Morgan Coons, Kaya Steele and Seth Mills, who have been selected to begin their studies at LFCC this August. The students will be participating in Blue Ridge Technical Center’s pilot program to provide 17 credit hours of EMT training through LFCC while still enrolled in high school.
Shenandoah County has created a game plan to qualify all of its schools for accreditation, after two did not make the criteria for the 2017-2018 school year. As required by law, the school division entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the state to design a corrective action plan for the non-accredited schools. This includes insuring lesson planning is aligned with standards of learning, and monitoring the growth and learning of Shenandoah students by comparing it to national data. Superintendent Mark Johnston was quoted as saying that he expects full accreditation at the end of this year.