Chase Away the Advisory Board Blues: A Blue Print for Advisory Board Success…A.J Moore Academy, Waco, Texas
Norms • Take care of your needs. • Be respectful of all opinions and concerns. • Be respectful by only having one person speak at a time. • Participate in all activities and add to the conversation.
Objectives • Importance of Advisory Boards to the viability of your Career Academies. • Ability to identify and overcome roadblocks to success. • Review of practices that have made A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board a success story. • On going practices that you can immediately use to strengthen your Advisory Board.
Agenda • A.J. Moore Academy information • What’s stopping you? Interactive Time • Overcoming Detours • Road Maintenance • Board Recruitment • Fundraising • Job Shadowing/ Internships • Curriculum Review • Scholarships • Video • Ongoing Construction
A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint School Mission…. To prepare students to excel academically, intellectually, and socially in post secondary education in business, engineering, environmental, health, public service, or technology careers. Motto… “Moore for Your Future”
A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint School Application Process • Any student can apply to attend A.J. Moore • Only requirement is to be in one of our seven Career Academies • No student is denied because of grades, discipline, or attendance issues
A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint School Demographics • 657 Students • Hispanic – 62% • African American – 25% • White – 12% • Asian/Pacific – 1% • Economically Disadvantaged – 85.5% • At Risk – 58% • ELPS – 9.3% • Students with Disabilities – 16.4%
A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint • 98.5% Graduation Rate • Scholarships 2011 - $1.4 million • 90% of Seniors Declare College Plans • Attendance Average- 2010-2011- 97%
A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint Sound Educational Practices • Smaller Learning Communities centered around Career Academy Focus • Project Based Learning Opportunities • Professional Learning Communities • An Emphasis on Rigor, Relevance, & Relationships
A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint Career Academy Model • Small learning communities • Team building and a sense of belonging • Project-based learning experiences with community service component • Professional Business Relationships via the Business Advisory Board
A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint • Students choose one of seven career academies: • Engineering • Environmental Technology • Finance • Health Professions • Hospitality & Tourism • Information Technology • NEW- Public Service & Administration
A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint City of Waco Statistics Population- 124,805 Hispanic- 23.6% *reported African American- 22.6% White- 60.8% Asian- 1.4% Below Poverty Level- 26.3% Per Capita Income- $14,584 Median Income- $26,264 Educational Level- High School- 71.6% Bachelors + - 18.6%
What’s Stopping You? Objective…. • To identify roadblocks and detours to ensure a successful Business Advisory Board. • Break into groups of four. • Have fun….play the game. • Winner gets a special surprise. • Debrief with whole group.
Road Maintenance Bill Foulds- A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board- President • Board Recruitment • In School Support • Guest speakers • Mock Interviews • Resume Review • Radio Show • VITA dinner • IRS VITA Volunteer • Sustainability
Road Maintenance Anita Steele- A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board- Chair • Job Shadow • Internship • Scholarships • Curriculum Review
Road Maintenance Kurt Krakowian -A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board- Treasurer • Where we started. • Where we have been. • Where we are going. • Local Chamber of Commerce • Types of Fundraisers • Golf • Volleyball • Fun Run • Johnny Strong JROTC
Ongoing Construction Activity- Wanda Brown & Natalie Rose • What are your goals to overcome roadblocks? • What are new maintenance activities to improve….