Franklin County to develop pathway to health careers at high school
Administrators at Franklin County High School are working to develop a program that will give students a head start on a career in the health sector.
The school division was awarded a $50,000 high school innovation planning grant by the state, which it will use to help put students on the path to a career after high school or college.
Jon Crutchfield, principal of Franklin County High School, said the idea is to allow students to load up on required courses in their early high school years, creating space in their schedules for internships, job shadowing and other career-based opportunities in their junior and senior years.
The next academic year will be spent planning the program, which would be implemented in 2020-21.
Secretary of Education Atif Qarni said in a news release that Virginia is working to transform the high school experience.
“These grants will help students receive relevant instruction and experiences that expose them to in-demand field and equip them to succeed after graduation,” he said in the release.
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