CAREER EXPLORATIOnS, FINANCE & LEADERSHIP STUDIES - S.T.E.M.
"Science is not a boy's game, it's not a girl's game. It's everyone's game. It's about where we are and where we're going. Space travel benefits us here on Earth. And we ain't stopped yet. There's more exploration to come." - Nichelle Nichols, NASA Ambassador & Star Trek actress
Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts.
"MIDDLE LEADERS" PROGRAM
A program where High School students mentor Middle School students in leadership. This character development and leadership program helps change students, change schools and change communities. It will improve our students' understanding of what character and leadership mean and naturally translates into more effective behavior in school and in life.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a constructivist instructional approach where students are engaged in meaningful inquiry of personal interest to them and where collaboration and personalized learning are emphasized. Research confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career and civic life.
CSCC CAREER DAY
Students in the eighth grade, take a day as a field trip and go to our feeder High School to experience a Career Fair, where they can walk around and visit tables that showcase various industries, businesses, and possible professions to talk with the representatives about requirements and job duties.
"REALITY CHECK" BY JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE OCOEE REGION
All of our 8th grade students experienced what it is like to be 25 years old and budget monthly expenses during the Real Life Simulation “Reality Check” sponsored by Junior Achievement and the Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce. This event brings together students and community volunteers. In the 2019/2020 school year, JA hosted 409 CMS students during Reality Check and JA Economics for Success. The volunteers spent 2,863 contact hours with our 8th graders in the theater.