NEW Junior Achievement 3DE Program
Dunedin High is launching an innovative high school career academy program proven to accelerate student engagement and academic outcomes in traditional public high schools. The program called 3DE will launch August 2020 at our school and St. Petersburg High School, with plans to expand into additional schools in the future.
3DE is a joint venture between PCS, Junior Achievement and the business community. The program brings real-world connectivity into the everyday academic experience to increase student engagement, strengthen comprehension, build critical thinking and accelerate academic performance. Local business partnerships provide relevant experiences geared towards entrepreneurial thinking, project- and problem-based learning and authentic workplace experiences.
Students in the program will have opportunities to explore a wide variety of careers, participate in internships and interact with business professionals, so that by the time they graduate they will have the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to be prepared for college, career and life.
We held our first culminating event here at Dunedin High School on Thursday, Oct. 1st. Students, both at home and here on campus, were given the opportunity to see the top presentations and participate in various activites with our business partners. A Special thank you goes to the Pinellas Education Foundation and the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for providing us with our first case challenge problem. Below are the on campus winners of our first challenge: Julia Noe, Kennedy Tajkowski, Brooklyn Thompson, and A'Liyah Edwin. Also part of this winning team are MyPCS students Nay Hernandez and Efrain Del Angel Nonthe.