Many of our students struggle with the transition from middle school to high school. Ninth grade is the first time that credits matter toward graduation and real accountability sets in. Through our ASPIRE summer program, 150 eighth and ninth graders will experience integrated course work with Career and Technical and academic courses.
Students who participated in ASPIRE enjoyed an enriching and innovative summer. Project-based learning activities included: visiting businesses, building birdhouses for the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, creating newspapers, assembling robots, and designing websites.