NEW Junior Achievement 3DE Instructional Model
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.
In Celebration of International Women's Day, our 9th and 10th-grade 3DE students attended a luncheon with our special guest Raelani Tichenor, Director of People and Organizational Development for Power Design Construction, and Maggie Haley Executive Vice President of Operations for Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay.
The mission of the lunch was to empower and support our female students towards their highest potential. It was a very engaging lunch! Students and guests shared experiences, perspectives, and ideas regarding women in both academic and professional settings. Topics ranged from demonstrating confidence, obstacles to high expectations, and finding inspiration.