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Rockwall ISD to host parent meetings about course offerings at Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 6, 2018) Rockwall ISD will host parent meetings to detail course offerings at Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy throughout January and February.

Meeting topics will include career and technical education, electives and dual credit. A middle school parent night will also be held to discuss student options in high school.

Alison Belliveau, principal of the College & Career Academy, and staff will lead the meetings.

Students and parents can contact their school counselor for more information on the Career and Technical Education Programs.

The following are the upcoming meetings about Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy. Please note: all secondary parents are invited regardless of meeting location.

January 10

CTE Meeting

6:30 PM

Rockwall-Heath HS

January 11 

Dual Credit Meeting

6:30 PM

Rockwall-Heath HS

February 6

Middle School Parent Night

6:00 PM

Cain MS, Utley MS and Williams MS

February 7

CTE Meeting and Elective Fair

6:30 PM

Rockwall HS

The College & Career Academy will be a vital part of the STEM program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Academy will offer pathways designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore career options and professional certifications. Open to students from both high schools, it will host more than 50 courses in the 150,000-square-foot building, providing both high schools with space for additional enrollment capacity on their existing campuses. The Academy was approved by the public in the November 2015 bond election.

The academy will also be used by a four-year higher education institution and Collin College during the day and evening for college course work for students and adults.

Submitted press release. 

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