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STEM Network School
Next school year, TCHS is implementing several large scale new initiatives as part of our school improvement plan. These include Simulated Workplace in all of our CTE programs, and a new STEM lab that all content areas will be able to use. We are also excited to announce that we will be offering new programs of study in Computer Science, Energy and Power, Physics, and Engineering. Major investments have also been made in our science labs for more experiments and hands-on projects.
The Education Alliance is pleased to announce that Tucker County High School has been selected as one of only eight West Virginia schools to create model STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs that pioneer innovative STEM-education techniques and workplace learning experiences for students.
“As we prepare our students to compete in today’s global workforce, it is critical we continue to engage our students by providing increased access to science, technology, engineering and math learning opportunities,” Gov. Tomblin said. “West Virginia has a bright future, and we want to ensure our students have the skills employers need to fill the jobs we are creating. A strong background in STEM skills is a key part of that preparation.”
STEM Schools are unique in that they will follow key design principles including: inquiry-based science and math education; integrated curriculum; project-based group learning and career awareness. STEM Network Schools will receive resources, including a $30,000 grant over three years and a STEM Coordinator Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA), to become demonstration sites for innovative STEM practices that boost student achievement. The Network consists of eight secondary schools (middle and high schools) identified through a rigorous selection process. Each school will develop and implement a school-based STEM Plan. The plans enhance the schools’ current STEM efforts by enriching STEM curriculum and instruction, strengthening STEM business partnerships and identifying resources to build capacity over the course of the three year project.
TCHS: Where students come first, learning is a responsibility, discipline earns respect, and high expectations are met....
We are setting the bar high for the 2015-2016 school year. The faculty and staff of TCHS aim daily to challenge and support each of our students so that they can reach their personal best academically, socially and emotionally.
We use and expect students to monitor progress with a communication & grading tool (Engradewv). To access Engrade, use www.engradewv.com. If you are on a mobile phone or mobile device, use m.engradepro.com.
Jay Hamric, Principal
Stephen Cosner, Assistant Principal & CTE Director
Kim Johnson, Guidance Counselor
Tucker County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Kim Lipscomb, 100 Education Lane, Parsons, WV, 26287. (304) 478-2771. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1800 421 3481. Tucker County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this Institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call, toll free, (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 or *800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.