CareerX Industry Exploration Events are a cornerstone of the CareerConnect programming at George Washington High School. ¬ Ensuring that Business and MedConnect students have the opportunity to gain valuable industry exposure¬ early in their high school careers not only increases their engagement with school, but their career literacy as well. ¬ This spring, students will visit Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, Craig Hospital, Kaiser Skyline and DPS Finance to name a few. ¬ Please check back for updates and insight on how the CareerX visits went.
Increasing Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities at George
Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, students enrolled in GWHS BusinessConnect classes will have the opportunity to earn community college credit through Arapahoe Community College. Ms. Sarah Ozee and Mr. Randy Shepler have been granted adjunct status for the upcoming school year. This exciting announcement will allow any student enrolled in High School of Business Wealth Management, Principles of Business or Business Economics to earn 3 credits for each class, which will be transferable to any college or university. Students who complete BusinessConnect‚Äôs High School of Business have the ability to earn up to 12 community college credits, which will make them Ascent eligible. To learn more about Ascent, click here.¬†If you would like to learn more, contact Mr. Geisel.
Just Announced! MedConnect Class to Count for Science Credit Next Year
Starting next school year, students enrolled in Project Lead The Way Principles of Bio Sciences will earn science elective credit. This is the first course in MedConnect‚Äôs Project Lead The Way course sequence, and it is available to any 10th or 11th grade student. If you are interested in a research science or pre-med focus in college, this is the course for you! Please see Mr. Geisel or Ms. Spiris with any questions.
Alex Egbune Featured in ¬†BusinessConnect Video
GHWS BusinessConnect sophomore, Alex ‚ÄúChigo‚ÄĚ Egbune was recently featured in a new video promoting the benefits of enrolling in a BusinessConnect class. Thank you for inspiring others, Chigo! You do a wonderful job of representing BusinessConnect and speaking of the real world skills you will acquire in order to be successful!
BusinessConnect and AVID Students Hosted By Pinnacol Assurance
On Wednesday December 2nd, Pinnacol Assurance hosted BusinessConnect and AVID students for a half day. While there, students participated in mock interviews conducted by Pinnacol employees. The students were engaged and took full advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate their 21st¬†Century Success Skills by actively listening, dressing for success and utilizing their public speaking skills.
Porter Hospital Hosts 11 MedConnect Students during CareerX Event
On Tuesday, December 1st, Porter Hospital hosted 11 MedConnect students for an amazing CareerX industry exploration event. During the half day event, students went on medical rotations in Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Nursing and Physical Therapy. The Porter Hospital staff went out of their way to ensure GWHS MedConnect students had hands on opportunities throughout the day. We cannot wait to go back for more!
Students experiencing rotations in Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy
MedConnect Students Excel During First CareerX Exploration Event
Over a two day period last week, almost 50 GWHS MedConnect students spent the day at Anschutz Medical Campus for their first CareerX Industry Exploration Event. While on campus, students were exposed to different nursing careers, learned how to use some industry equipment, practiced their suturing skills and had a panel discussion with various medical, dental and nursing students. It was a beneficial experience for all, and GWHS looks forward to the next CareerX event in December.
Denver Police Department will be holding an open house for any interested 12th Grader on November 23, 2015. ¬ The DPD Cadet Program is a great opportunity to get college paid for and enter into a career you will love! ¬ Click here¬ for more information.
21st Century Success Skills are essential skills that any person should possess to successfully transition from secondary education into the workforce and post-secondary education. ¬ Over the last two weeks, all GWHS CareerConnect students have taken the Precision Exams 21st Century Success Skills pre-assessment. ¬ In this memo¬ that all CareerConnect students read prior to taking the assessment, Mr. Geisel expressed the importance of being able to demonstrate proficiency in success skills to employers and institutions of higher learning alike. ¬ The GWHS CareerConnect staff will continue to model a success skill a week during¬ class to better prepare students for the certificated assessment some time in April. ¬ If you have any ¬ questions, please contact Mr. Geisel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Vicente, managing¬ partner of¬ Vicente Sederberg LLC¬ recently visited GWHS’ Business Law CareerConnect course to present on his unique path to becoming an attorney. ¬ During his visit, Brian spoke specifically about success skills that he looks for when hiring attorneys, paralegals, policy experts or secretaries for the firm. ¬ Whether in the classroom or in the job, Brian stressed the importance of having passion for what you are interested in, being able to communicate effectively in writing without grammatical errors and to have a positive attitude, as¬ no task is too small. ¬ The CareerConnect Team cannot thank Brian enough for the great visit!