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ACADEMICS

Academics is the main focus of the Al Raby School for Community and Environment. We intend to provide students with a college-prep education that focuses on community and environmental activism. By the time students graduate, they should be able to apply their academic skills to real social and environmental problems facing their local, national, and global communities.

Graduation Requirements

We believe that every student who joins our school has the ability to graduate from both high school AND college. From the moment a student walks in the door, the teachers will be pushing him/her to achieve at the highest level. Students will be immersed in a culture of achievement and high expectations. This will mean a lot of work for students and teachers alike and will give students a distinct academic advantage when applying to college.

 

In addition to our regular education courses, we also offer many Honors and Advanced Placement courses for students that wish to be challenged further.

 

Non-Credit Requirements for Graduation:

  • Health Ed

  • Public Law 195

  • Drivers Education

  • Must take the SAT or DLM-AA

  • Must complete FAFSA or the RISE Alternative Application

  • Financial Education

  • Post-Secondary Plan (LPS)

  • 2 Service Learning Projects; one must be completed in a Civics course

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                CTE Programs

Al Raby Broadcast- Media And Communication Arts

Students who…

Seek creative outlets


Like working with new technology


Have an interest in working with computers
Want to make movies?

If so you should check out CTE pathways in Media & Communication Arts!

Pathways in Media & Communication Arts provide students with the opportunity to learn about the ever-growing array of new media forms. Students who are interested in applying their artistic talent to practical real-world problems or who want to be a producer, director, journalist, website designer, video game programmer, and multimedia artist can explore their interests and find the right career path for them.

 Broadcast Technology

Students in the Broadcast Technology pathway learn the fundamentals of working in front of the camera, as well as what goes on behind the scenes. Students write scripts, create PSA’s, design visual materials, join local and national competitions and study broadcasting operations and management.

 

Al Raby Culinary- Culinary And Hospitality

Programs in the Culinary and Hospitality Industry introduce students to the skills needed to manage a hotel, prepare a restaurant menu, and provide excellent customer service. The programs in this cluster offer students opportunities to:

  • Learn professional cooking and baking techniques

  • Practice purchasing and managing inventory

  • Master basic kitchen and hotel management

 

The Culinary Arts program is a great fit for students who want to learn to cook, understand management, or want to own their own restaurant.

During the three years students are enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, they gain practical culinary skills that increase in complexity through the program. The program begins with an orientation-level course introducing students to topics such as food safety, sanitation, knife skills, basic nutrition, appetizers, sandwiches, baking, and menu planning. After mastering the basics, the next two years of the program focus on advanced-level food preparation which includes cooking vegetables, meats, poultry, seafood, pasta and grains; creating sauces and dressings; baking; and making soup.

While mastering culinary techniques, students also learn entrepreneurial concepts, explore college and career options, and participate in work-based learning experiences (for example job shadows or internships).

Postsecondary Preparation

The Al Raby School supports and prepares students for postsecondary success from day one! Below are some of the ways in which we help shape our students for postsecondary success.
 

Freshman year

  • School culture demonstrates that postsecondary planning starts freshman year. 

  • Students begin to assess their interests, abilities, and values.

  • Students begin researching college, trades and other postsecondary pathways. 

 

Sophomore year

  • Students explore careers, work on resume creation and practice mock interviewing. 

  • Students begin to research and explore various career clusters and accompanying majors. 

  • Students continue researching colleges and possible majors based on career interests and inventories. 

 

Junior year

  • Students attend at least one four year university based campus visit and one community college campus.

  • Students will attend a college recruitment fair held at the school.

  • Students research types of financial aid and various scholarships available.

 

Senior year

  • Students take a Senior Seminar class in which they apply to at least 3 schools, as well as learning about financial aid, organization skills, and other aspects of college.

  • All acceptance letters are posted outside the college office as encouragement to underclassmen.

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