Thursday, November 15, 2012

The APS Career Center Program Really is Incredible

The Arlington Career Center gives classes as part of the regular APS experience, it offers Saturday and after school enrichment classes, and it offers summer classes.  The video / TV production program is incredible - they win gold medals at State SkillsUSA competition and compete yearly at SkillsUSA nationals.  The students on their own enter regular contests, like the 72 Hour Film Festival - here are some of their videos.  There are a wealth of other excellent classes at the career center including how to fly a plain, cooking, and auto mechanics. If you have students in APS, this is program you should consider.

For more information, contact the Dept. of School and Community Relations at 703-228-6004
  Career Center Students Earn Accolades in VSBA Video Contest
Arlington Career Center juniors Jeremy Cannon and Evan Horowitz placed second in the first annual student video contest sponsored by the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA). The winners were announced at the Opening General Session of the VSBA Annual Convention on Nov. 14.

Students were asked to create a 30-second video around the theme, “there is no app for that.” The contest gave students the opportunity to create a thought-provoking video individually, in a small group or as a class project. Videos were judged on how well they addressed the topic, the quality of the production of the video, as well as the depth of thought and creativity of the video.

Both Cannon and Horowitz are in Tom O’Day’s TV/Multimedia Production II class at the Career Center.

The contest was open to Virginia public school students in grades K-12.

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