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Academy Showcase helps junior-high students choose their high-school academy



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From the Vicksburg-Warren School District:

Today and tomorrow, Warren Central Junior High School, Vicksburg Junior High School and Academy of Innovation eighth-graders will attend the Academy Showcase at the Vicksburg Convention Center. This event is structured to help eighth-grade students choose which high school academy best fits their skills, passions and plans for their life after high school.

The Vicksburg Warren College & Career Academies (VWCCA) allow students to choose a thematic course of study and learn in a relevant, hands-on environment with real-world applications. Every ninth through 12th-grade student in the Vicksburg Warren School District is enrolled in an academy.

Those academies include:

  • ACME – Architecture, Construction, Mechatronics & Engineering
  • CAB – Communications, Arts & Business
  • HHS – Health & Human Services
  • RCECHS – River City Early College High School – Academy of Accelerated Learning

This event uses a student-to-student approach where eighth-graders can interact with high-school students who will share their high school academy projects and experiences.

Parents and community members are invited to attend the event tonight, Jan. 15, from 4 until 6 p.m.

“We want every student to be able to choose a high school exit strategy that best fits their ambitions,” Superintendent Chad Shealy said in a release. “If, after graduation, a student wants to be enrolled in college, employed with meaningful credentials, enlisted in the military or an entrepreneur, we are getting them well-prepared for their future.

“We are thrilled to invite our parents and community to the Academy Showcase. It is a great way to see the exciting work our students are involved in.”

For more information on the VWCCA’s please visit

Academy Showcase Schedule:

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Academy of Innovation Students
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Open to the Public

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Vicksburg Junior High School
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Warren Central Junior High School

See our previous coverage of the Academy Showcase.

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