What is an SLC?
A small learning community brings students and teachers together that have a common interest in certain subjects. Students take classes together including pathway courses, while interacting with the entire school in sports, dances and activities. At Gregori High School we will offer the following SLCs:
The School of Career Technology is our small learning community within Gregori High School that provides rigorous and relevant instruction which focuses on preparing students for both the workplace and college in one of these areas: agriculture, transportation, and health. It goes beyond traditional Career and technical Education to integrate academic and technical curricula, raise students’ ambitions, increase career options, and provides a meaningful learning context for both college and non college-bound students.
The academy involves teachers from different subjects working together as an academy team, sharing common planning time to collaborate on the implementation of the academy concept, develop integrated curriculum, and provide assistance to individual students. Then scheduling students in cohort groups establishes a family-like atmosphere and results in meaningful student-teacher interaction that supports rigor, relevance, and relationships. Students attending the School of Career Technology will have opportunities to take AP courses, and to participate in all activities including ASB, Prom, Homecoming, and Athletics, with the entire student body of Joseph A. Gregori High School.
Digital Media & Business Academy
Everyone has a story to tell, and in the Digital Media & Business Academy, we want them to tell it to us through graphic design, advertising, newspaper, yearbook, animation, and film. Our goal is to create a personalized education environment where students feel empowered and gain communication, technological, and critical thinking skills while studying a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.
Every student will be able to take advantage of real-world opportunities such as job shadows, internships, and work experiences. Combined with the rigorous academic curriculum, these experiences will help students prepare to be lifelong learners, find rewarding careers, and embark on the road to a successful future. Students attending the Digital Media Academy will have opportunities to take AP courses, and to participate in all activities including ASB, Prom, Homecoming, and Athletics, with the entire student body of Joseph A. Gregori High School.
Focusing on world-class performance, the Global Studies Academy will prepare student for world citizenship by providing opportunities to develop the intellectual skills needed to make global connections among all disciplines. The Academy will offer rigorous academic curricula with environmental, language, math and science themes, integrated into the subject matter of every course. Three major themes will also be embedded throughout the curricula: global issues, global systems, and
global cultures. The study of two world languages will be available for all Academy students.
The Academy will offer students the opportunity to embrace an academic curriculum that will prepare them for an interconnected world and global economy. The Academy will prepare students for postsecondary education and provide opportunities to investigate international job market trends and explore international careers. Career success in fields such as business, government, banking, science and math will require global knowledge and proficiency in world languages. Students attending the Global Studies Academy will have opportunities to take AP courses, and to participate in all activities including ASB, Prom, Homecoming, and Athletics, with the entire student body of Joseph A. Gregori High School.
Visual and Performing Arts
From drawing to design and dancing to directing, as a student at the School of Visual & Performing Arts you will balance artistic development with rigorous academic preparation. Arts are featured throughout the curriculum, allowing you to enrich your education by studying and participating in courses and themes such as:
Vocal and Instrumental Music
Drawings, Painting and Illustration
Stage and Set Design
Through project-based learning, you will explore arts subtle influences and the role of culture in the arts. Access to real-world
experience and training is available through partnerships with professional arts organizations, allowing you to engage in
internships and opportunities to job shadow. Students attending the Art school will have opportunities to take AP courses, and to participate in all activities including ASB, Prom, Homecoming, and Athletics, with the entire student body of Joseph A. Gregori High School.
College and Career
Work Experience Coordinator