May 19, 2022

DCPS Empower U Academies holding Expos for interested students

College students intrigued in Daviess County General public School’s Empower U Academies — the twin-credit rating software with individually tailored educational encounters — can attend one of two Expo occasions featuring demonstrations of mastering initiatives staying finished by present learners.

The first Expo is from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Apollo Higher College, and the next is from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Daviess County Significant School. The systems are open to all latest 7th- and 8th-quality learners and their people.

The Empower U Expos are intended for learners who are interested in biology, STEM (science, technologies, engineering, arithmetic) professions or biomedical fields of study agriculture and agribusiness code pathway and laptop or computer programming as well as Superior Placement, Dual Credit history and Early University chances.

In addition to picking from pathways in Agriculture, Engineering, Lifetime Sciences, Early University, Coding, Sophisticated Placement or Technological Programs, students may well also customize their program by mixing and matching from these selections. College students will graduate from Empower U systems “with know-how and recognition of a profession path and are prepared for achievement immediately after superior college graduation,” in accordance to a release from the faculty district.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students and their households to see all the interesting factors taking place in our Empower U Academies and decide if this is the suitable pathway for them as they enter high school,” mentioned Amanda Jerome, DCPS College or university and Occupation Readiness coordinator. “These academies give a hard college or university-stage working experience for college students in grades 8-12.”

Both events will function a quick informational presentation. Website visitors will tour a assortment of college student-led booths showcasing the initiatives college students have labored on this 12 months. Instructors will be on hand to solution issues from mothers and fathers and students. 

Lifetime Science Academy demonstrations will emphasize students’ knowledge in specific anatomical units via coronary heart, kidney and brain dissections, as nicely as blood analysis. Learners will also share an easy-to-realize demonstration of the position of insulin and sugar in diabetes. Guests will discover about DNA and in fact see the extraction of DNA from human cells and plant (strawberry) cells.

The Engineering Academy showcases will aspect reverse engineering, laptop programming, robotics and marble sorters. College students will share their assignments with visitors and describe the design and improvement processes guiding them.

The Agriculture Academy booth will characteristic agriculture initiatives college students have created this year. College students at this booth will also be able to discuss leadership alternatives out there by means of chapter involvement with FFA.

Learners in the Early College Academy will be on hand to go over their involvement in the complete-time university application, and share with upcoming learners the methods they will need to get to be productive in earning their associates diploma.

Find out a lot more about Empower U below.