D11 Academic Master Plan
February 2022 Update
Quality Neighborhood Schools
Academic Master Plan (AMP) Pathways
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
A core component of the Career and Technical Education AMP is to support strong neighborhood schools. CTE supports quality Family and Consumer Studies programs that focus on community engagement, educational prep programs and hospitality and culinary arts programs.
District 11 recently organized and hosted the southern Colorado regional meeting of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), known as Spanish Peaks. Our leadership team of Annie Friesema, Future Educator instructor at Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus, and Stephanie Ager, ProStart culinary instructor at Doherty High School, are examples of how D11 teachers lead the state in CTE programming. Together, with their students, they hosted a successful FCCLA Spanish Peaks regional leadership conference this week (February 22) at the TESLA professional development center. Students from Doherty, Coronado, Roy J.Wasson Career Pathways, Tesla and Holmes Middles School attended along with students from a handful of other southern Colorado School districts.
As a demonstration of the quality neighborhood programs, the ProStart culinary team from Doherty competed at the state ProStart competition at the Gaylord Hotel on Thursday, February 24. With the support of Doherty instructor Stephanie Ager and the chef mentor, Jeremy Coleman, who works for food and beverage distributor Ben E. Keith, the students prepared a three-course meal under a time restraint and with only hot plates. Doherty students Tamsin Clark, Danica Sanchez, Nate Wilson and Emma Funkhouser showed how well prepared for their careers and college they are under the CTE program at Doherty.
The quality neighborhood program, Biomedical Explorations, at Mitchell High School sent a team of students to the annual state leadership conference this week in Denver, CO. The team of nine students, along with instructor Elaine Keel, competed in the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) event and represented their medical knowledge from bedside manner to medical terminology to emergency medicine. Two students, Maya Royer and Madalyn Youngbird placed in the top ten.