Windsor High School student Lakota Blaisdell is completing a summer internship at the American Precision Museum in Windsor. Interns demonstrate machinery, answer questions, help with learning lab activities and museum projects. Recent graduates, Joshua Spaulding and Emma Saucier who were interns from the museums 2014 working machine shop have moved to hypertherm where they are able to receive college credit.
Under the Flexible Pathways bill, Act 77, Partnerships between schools and community based businesses allows students to achieve postsecondary readiness through high-quality educational experiences that acknowledge individual goals, learning styles, and abilities. Under Act 77, students have expanded access to:
- Dual Enrollment opportunities at local colleges
- Increased access to work based learning
- Increased virtual/blended learning opportunities
- Implementation of Personalized Learning Plans
Personalized Learning Plans guide students through a process of identifying their interests, goals, learning styles and abilities. They are typically designed by students with the assistance of advisors, school counselors and parents and include the personalized pathway towards graduation proficiency and postsecondary goals.