Theodore High School

January 2023 Academy Newsletter

Attention Businesses Interested in Hosting Summer Interns

One of the greatest ways businesses can contribute to our school is by offering an opportunity for students to learn about the business and career through the Summer Internship Program.

If you or someone you know is interested in hosting a summer intern, we will hold an employer virtual informational meeting Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

Scan the QR code or click the link below to fill out the online form, and we will send a calendar invitation with the link to the virtual meeting.

Employer Virtual Information Meeting

Click the button to request a link to the Employer Virtual Information Meeting Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

Signature Academy Transfer Applications

Did you know that any MCPSS eighth-grader (or ninth-grader at Barton Academy) may apply to transfer to Theodore High School for our Signature Academy of Industry and Engineering?

The deadline to apply is February 2, 2023. To learn more and to apply:

Before you apply here are a few things you need to know:

  • This application is for 8th grade and Barton Academy 9th students only!
  • You will need a Google email account to apply.
  • A student can only submit an application once.
  • There will be NO transportation provided for Signature Academy Transfers.
  • The deadline to apply is February 2, 2023.

Academies Showcase and Open House Tours

Academies of Theodore recently participated in the Academy Showcase at USA Mitchell Center and hosted Academy Open House Tours at THS. The goal of the Showcase and Open House Tours was to promote the Academies of Theodore and inform students and parents of the amazing opportunities through our Academy Pathways.

If you are an MCPSS 8th grader and you missed the Showcase and Open House Tours, you can email the Academy Specialist, Mrs. Pippin, to schedule a time to tour the Academies and learn more about the programs.

Deborah Pippin

Aviation Technology Available to Theodore Students at Bryant Career Tech Center

Students in Theodore’s Industry Academy have the opportunity to take courses in the Aviation Technology Pathway at Bryant Career Technical Center (BCTC). Aviation Technology is a Dual Enrollment partnership with Coastal Alabama Community College (CACC). Students in the Pathway can take up to four classes at BCTC during the school day beginning sophomore year. By taking the dual enrollment courses, students receive high school credit for Career Technical Education courses as well as college credit for CACC’s Aviation Airframe and Powerplant Technology programs.

Beyond the four dual enrollment courses taught during the school day, students in the Aviation Technology Program can take two additional Aviation Technology classes in the evenings and during the summer. The evening courses are taught at CACC, and summer courses are taught by a CACC instructor at the Aviation Technology building at BCTC.

At Theodore High School, students submit Academy Pathway preference at the end of freshmen year when they prepare for course requests. If any students in grade 10-12 want to participate in the Aviation Pathway, they can see Mrs. Pippin to submit a Pathway change request. Admission into the Aviation Pathway is limited and not guaranteed.

Businesses Visit Theodore Engineering Students

One goal of the Engineering Academy is to introduce students to the world of engineering beyond the walls of the classroom by having engineering partners visit students at school and by traveling off-campus to participate in training and competitions. To reach this goal, Representatives from local engineering firms have recently visited the engineering students to discuss engineering concepts and skills as well as various career options in engineering. Recently, engineering students have attended drone training and competition.

JROTC Helps with Cleanup of Local Veteran's Cemetery

Theodore had 15 JROTC Cadets help with cleaning up Oak Lawn Cemetery, a local veterans cemetery.

Theodore High School JROTC Brigade Commander Robert Huber is quoted in the article: "We have to come out here, show that we love them, show that we care for them, show that we appreciate them, by taking care of all this."

Click Here for the full story on WKRG15 News.

Dental Services Students Learn New Skills and Receive BLS Certifications

Students in the Dental Services Pathway, which is part of the Health Sciences Academy, have been busy learning new skills to prepare for Internship their senior year.

All of the Dental Services students earned their Basic Life Support certifications, which is the type of care that first-responders, healthcare providers, and public safety professionals provide to anyone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway.

Dental Services students also learned about the skull and sutures. The second course of the Dental Services Pathway is Human Body Structures and Functions. When teaching this course, Ms. Sheffield focuses on the anatomy of the head and neck.

Theodore Hosts 2023 Honor Band and Honor Choir

This year, Theodore High School hosted the Honor Band and Honor Choir practices and concerts. Honor Band and Honor Choir are composed of students selected based on performance and ability. For students to be selected, they must audition, and only a select few from the district are chosen. The best of the best from around Mobile County met at THS to practice together, and they performed in the THS auditorium. Bobcat Nation is proud to have had the opportunity to host these talented performers and their friends and families.