CTE News Blast

August 2022

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Director's Message

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. Over the summer Advantage Academy took on a new look to go with our new name. Our fa├žade has finally caught up to what's been happening on the inside.

AA offers 18 innovative and traditional career and technical programs to students in grades 9-12 in Florence One.

Please click on the link below to go to our Advantage Academy web page, then click CTE to see all the programs we are offering.


Digital Arts Program Spotlight

Digital Art & Design teaches the fundamentals of Graphic Design. Graphic Design is a form of communication that utilizes visual elements to convey ideas. It has become an umbrella term covering various types of design work, from logos to brochures to packaging, and so much more. A graphic designer uses typographies, colors, shapes, and images to bring a concept, idea, or message to life. They use visually appealing elements to create attractive designs that apply in multiple areas, like marketing, advertising, and production. A well-designed graphic material can catch the audience's attention and entice them to buy or use a particular product/service. Thus, a graphic designer is one of the most in-demand professionals in the market, particularly for their ability to talk to the client through a visually appealing medium that combines technical and artistic skills. Upon completion of this program students will be prepared to be a designer, and/or further their education to becoming a Graphic Designer. TAPS credit opportunities are available through Horry Georgetown Technical College.
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Our National Technical Honor Society partnered with the Florence Junior League and participated in Operation Backpack 2022. A total of 300 filled backpacks with comfort care items were distributed between Florence and Darlington Child Protective Services. Keep up the good work!
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Adopt 10 Initiative

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) and ECE (Early Childhood Education) students have come up with the Adopt 10 Initiative. Our students are facing many difficulties due to this pandemic, Many of them do not have enough food to eat, and their families are struggling to make ends meet. The Adopt 10 Initiative was created to help 10 families have a meal for Thanksgiving. The holidays are rolling around fast, and with the high cost of food, along with other necessities, families are deciding how they will make the holidays enjoyable and even manageable. This is where the Adopt 10 Initiative comes in. We want to help 10 families this year have a meal for Thanksgiving. With your help, we can make this happen. If you would like to take part in this initiative, please see the flyer and make your donation to Advantage Academy. Thank you for your donations and generosity.
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Student of the Month

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Maleah Cornelius, Shyaira Jones, Jabari Lawrence & Halaina Trieu

Staff Person of the Month

Ms. Kayron Lide
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