Wednesday, April 5
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
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Step inside one of 18 selected Guilford County schools on April 5th to see firsthand what is being accomplished to help all of our students SOAR! Breakfast will be provided as small groups assemble across the district for an eye-opening discussion about the unique assets and challenges at each school.
Together, we can help our students SOAR to great heights – not just today, but for a lifetime!
If you would like more information, call Aisha Hart-Miller at 336.841.4332 or email Guilford Education Alliance. Interested in being a sponsor for this important event? Email Louise Courts or call 336.841.4041.
2017 Participating Schools
Academy at Lincoln 9:00 am – 10:30 am– Lincoln is both a neighborhood and magnet school. Magnet programs include a full-time academically-gifted curriculum for students in grades 4-8, global studies and the arts. Principal is Anita Stewart. The Community Hosts are Anne Embrey, GEA volunteer leader and Lincoln parent and Chris Coughlin, Law Professor at Wake Forest University. The school is located at 1016 Lincoln Street in Greensboro.
Andrews High Aviation Academy & Health Sciences Early College 8:30 am-10:00am Utilizing flight simulators, wind tunnels and other technology, Andrews prepares students for careers in aerospace and engineering. Principal Cynthia Waters who leads the Aviation Academy is also a licensed flight instructor. Housed inside Andrews High, aviation students can take electives and participate in student activities offered in the comprehensive Andrews program. Andrews is also home to the Health Sciences Early College where students can earn college credit while in high school and earn a CNA or pharmacy tech certification. David Miller is the Principal of Andrews and the Community Hosts are Brian Norris of the High Point Chamber and Kip Blakely of Haeco, Inc. The school is located at 1920 McGinn Drive in High Point.
Aycock Middle (soon to be renamed Swann Middle) 9:00 am – 10:30 am -Aycock is both a neighborhood school and a magnet. Magnet programs that are offered focus on science and technology, as well as Spanish immersion. Aycock’s motivational motto is “no excuses – going the extra mile” and the school met student growth goals this past year. Principal is Keisha Brown. Community Hosts are Bob Shearer, GEA Board Member and retired CFO of VF Corporation, and Michelle Felt of Allen Tate Realty. The school is located at 811 Cypress Street in Greensboro.
Brooks Global Elementary 8:15 am – 9:45 am Brooks is a global studies magnet that incorporates global education in all areas of the curriculum. A National School of Character, Brooks operates on an extended year schedule, offering more instructional time to its students. Principal is Ashton Clemmons and the Community Hosts are Sara Millard, General Counsel, Arch MI and GEA Board Member and Cindi Hewitt of Summit Rotary. The school is located at 1215 Westover Terrace in Greensboro
Dudley High – 9:00 am – 10:30 am Through the Early College Academy, Dudley offers concentrated studies in education, engineering and health services. Courses can be taken at Dudley as well as area colleges for college credit. Dudley achieved the highest growth among all GCS high schools last year. Principal is Rodney Wilds, a Dudley alum. Community Hosts are Mildred Poole, an active community volunteer and Dudley alum, along with Mindy Oakley, Executive Director of the Armfield Foundation. The school is located at 1200 Lincoln Street in Greensboro.
Ferndale Middle 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Ferndale is a magnet school with an International Baccalaureate Middle Years focus and can boast that the 2016 GCS Teacher of the Year, Krista Hannah, teaches sixth grade math here. Ferndale is also one of 12 schools selected for the initial launch of the Say Yes Post-Secondary Planning System, designed to connect students and families to programs and services that can aid them on their path to high school graduation. Principal is Dr. Quincy Williams. The Community Hosts is Winston McGregor, Executive Director of Guilford Education Alliance. The school is located at 701 Ferndale Boulevard in High Point.
General Greene Elementary 8:00 am – 9:30 am As a science and technology magnet, General Greene incorporates frequent field trips and experiential activities to deepen learning. Principal is Stephanie Harris and the Community Hosts are Mona Edwards, Lift Consulting & Coaching and GEA Board Member and Al Lineberry of Hanes Lineberry. The school is located at 1501 Benjamin Parkway in Greensboro.
Hunter Elementary 8:30 am – 10: 00 am Hunter is a traditional school that exceeded growth last year. The school has engaged community partners to link community, home and school to support students. In the past, Hunter has relied on 9 mobile units to accommodate their more than 500 students, but recent school bonds financed a new facility that will be ready at the end of this school year. Principal is Michelle Wolverton and the Community Hosts are Kevin Gray, President, President, Weaver Foundation and a GEA Board Member and Mary Herbenick, Executive Director of Ready for School Ready for Life. The school is located at 1305 Merritt Drive in Greensboro.
McNair Elementary 8:00 am – 9:30 am – With construction financed by school bonds, McNair opened in 2013. The school design incorporates cutting edge technology and innovative classroom space utilization. With a focus on math and science, McNair serves a diverse student body. Principal is George Boschini and the Community Hosts are Skip Moore, Community Volunteer and GEA Board Member and Dr. Bertrand Haynes, Executive Director NC A&T TRIO Programs. The school is located at 4605 Yanceyville Road, in Browns Summit.
Middle College at N.C. A & T University – 10:00 am – 11:30 am This magnet offers a males-only leadership focused curriculum designed to get students on track for entry into college. The program achieved a 95% four-year graduation rate and exceeded growth goals this year. Principal is Dr. Marcus Gause. Community hosts are Robert Pompey, Vice Chancellor of NC A&T University and Gary Palmer, Manager, Community Affairs at Replacements, Inc. The school is located on the campus of NC A&T at 1601 East Market Street in Greensboro.
Middle College at UNC-Greensboro – 10:15 am – 11:45 am This magnet for high school students offers specialized studies in health sciences, life sciences and youth development. Ranked in US News & World Report as one of the nation’s best high schools, the program met growth goals and boasts of a 95% four-year graduation rate. Principal is Angela Polk-Jones. Community Hosts are Chuck Cornelio, Community Volunteer and GEA Board Chair and Michelle Schneider of Cone Health and CapDev Associates. School is located on the UNCG campus at 1408 Walker Avenue in Greensboro.
Montlieu Academy of Technology 8:30 am – 10:00 am – An award-winning Apple School of Distinction, Montlieu provides i-pads for every student to help facilitate small group and individual project-based learning. Having experienced a dramatic increase in enrollment, Montlieu now serves more than 650 students and met high growth standards this past year. Principal is Kimberly Scott and the Community Hosts are Rebecca Buffington a GEA volunteer leader and former member of the Board of Education and Carlvena Foster, Vice-President of Carl Chavis Branch of the High Point YMCA. The school is located at 1105 Montlieu Avenue in High Point.
Newcomers School – 8:30am – 10:00 am Geared specifically for newly-arrived immigrants and refugees, the Newcomers Schools helps students in grades 3 – 12 become acclimated to American culture and learn English as a second language. This rapidly growing school currently serves 456 students. After one year, students transition to their neighborhood schools, prepared to succeed. Principal is Candice Bailey. The Community Host is Nathan Duggins, Attorney with Tuggle Duggins and Vice Chair of the GEA Board along with Carie Jones-Barrow, Community Impact Manager for Education and Income at the United Way of Greater Greensboro. The school is located at 411 Friendway Road in Greensboro.
Northwood Elementary 8:00 am – 9:30 am – Northwood is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program World School magnet that offers students an internationally-focused curriculum that includes Mandarin Chinese language instruction. Northwood students met their academic achievement growth target last year. Principal is Scott Winslow. Community Hosts are Barbara Frye of the United Way of High Point and Dr. Allison Blosser of High Point University. The school is located at 818 Lexington Avenue in High Point. – 8:30 am – 10:00 am In 2014,
Western Guilford High started North Carolina’s only Advanced Placement Capstone magnet program, offering college-level classes for academically-gifted students. Home to 1300 diverse students, Western exceeded growth goal this past year. Principal Pete Kashabura was a finalist for the 2016 Principal of the Year. Community hosts are Jim Donnelly of Strategic Choice, Inc. and Christina Tupper, Business Professor at NC A&T University. The school is located at 409 Friendway Road in Greensboro.
Still undecided about attending? Take a minute to watch the short video of last year’s Education Summit to see what a wonderful experience this event is for all involved!
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors! We truly appreciate your support!