Emerald Parkway Facility Naming Committee

Dear Dublin City Schools residents,
Last spring, the District finalized the purchase of the former Verizon building and it is set to open for high school students next school year. The vision for the building is to provide our high school students with more career exploration pathways. The building is NOT a fourth high school. Students from all three of our existing high schools will be able to register for specialized programming, spending part of their day at the Emerald Parkway building.
On Aug. 22, a committee consisting of staff, students, parents, and representatives from several local organizations met to begin the process of recommending possible names for the former Verizon building on Emerald Parkway.
On Sept. 19, the naming committee met for a second and final time to choose three names to present to the Board of Education. These three recommendations will be presented to the Board of Education, who will determine the final name for the facility.

Thinking Beyond the Traditional High School

In order to be a world-class organization, Dublin City Schools needs to dedicate resources to staying on the cutting edge of technology, work force development, educational methodologies, and the latest, best thinking on a wide variety of topics.

“A part of being a world-class educational institution is the ability to develop community partnerships designed to link our work to the community, local industry, and higher education to provide students with real-world experiences,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “Our Business Advisory Council consistently gives us great information about the needs of the work force. Our CIO will help build a bridge between classroom work and the skills in-demand by today’s employers.”

We have the opportunity as a community to develop high achieving students who are confident and capable, and who realize that their confidence comes from their ability to think and create solutions, and not just from what they already know. We grow thinkers in Dublin – not just because we want to; we have to. Our students need us to! That’s why Dublin City Schools offers a variety of innovative and unique educational options to meet the individual needs of students beyond the traditional classroom through our Career Exploration Academies. Additionally, in the fall of 2016, the District administered a career interest survey to all secondary students to aid us in developing future career exploration programming in the future.

Biomedical Academy
Courses include AP Biology, Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Advanced Research in Science. Additionally, students will earn an elective credit in 3D Art with works related to human anatomy and physiology.

Dublin Business Academy

Students have a unique opportunity to get started on the path to a successful career in business, graphic design, or entrepreneurship, by operating an existing, full-service screen-printing and design company. Students also have the opportunity to participate in paid internships after school, on weekends, or during the summer.

Dublin Teachers Academy

A one-year, senior only program offered for college bound students to provide an opportunity to get a head start on the path to a successful career in education.

Engineering Academy
Students learn university and industry standard software packages in 3D design, programming and circuitry. Courses include the Fundamentals of Engineering, Computers, Electronics, and Control Systems. The two-year program culminates with a capstone project.

IT Academy
The program allows juniors and seniors to take college-level information technology and computer science courses.
The IT Academy will assist senior students in gaining internships with local businesses in computer technology fields.

Young Professionals Academy

Through lessons and two professional internship experiences YPA students work to develop the critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills required for success in college and careers.
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