Jefferson High School

Jefferson career series
6:35 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Jefferson Students Reflect On Year Of Big Class Changes

Juliana Solis (centered) watches a film in class
Credit Mike Moen/WNIJ

Summer vacation. That’s what’s on the minds of most students right about now. But students at Rockford’s Jefferson High School might be thinking a little bit more about their future careers. They’re wrapping up their first full year of learning in a career-academy setting. WNIJ's Mike Moen has been following two Jefferson students, who recently summed up their experience.

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Education
6:33 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Jefferson Students Seem Content With Career Academy Choices

Rockford's Jefferson High School continues in its first year of career academies. Students here are getting the first true test of the district’s approach to career-themed learning. WNIJ’s Mike Moen has been hearing from students about their experience. In his latest visit, he found a statistic that surprised just about everyone at the school.

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Education
6:50 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Students Finding Their Way Through Career Academies

Aviation class at Jefferson High School
Credit Mike Moen/WNIJ

Students at Rockford’s Jefferson High School are on holiday break. When classes resume in January, they’ll keep navigating through the first full year of the school’s academy program. The initiative blends career-themed courses with traditional learning. Since the launch, WNIJ’s Mike Moen has been following two Jefferson students. He recently caught up with them, along with some new voices as well.

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Education
7:06 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Rockford Students Getting Used To Career Academies

Jefferson students Juliana Solis and Gerardo Castillo
Credit Mike Moen/WNIJ

Students at  Rockford’s Jefferson High School are getting used to the school's new career academies program. At the start of the school year, we met two students taking the journey.

A month into the school year, WNIJ News returned to Jefferson to hear how they’re adapting.

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Education
6:22 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Rockford District Gives Career Academies A Try

A new way of learning is underway for students at Jefferson High School in Rockford. They’re part of a pilot program that focuses on a establishing a career path well before college. WNIJ’s Mike Moen visits with two Jefferson students as they prepare to make the transition.

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