Humboldt schools encourage look to future through programs

Courtesy photo<br>
Seventh-graders Amber LaBelle (holding the meter stick) and Hannah Trisdale, right, experiment with a paper helicopter.

Courtesy photo<br> Seventh-graders Amber LaBelle (holding the meter stick) and Hannah Trisdale, right, experiment with a paper helicopter.

PRESCOTT VALLEY - Humboldt Unified School District is working to offer programs that meet student needs.

Bradshaw Mountain High School is proud to offer an Advanced Placement Academy. The AP Academy provides college-level materials in a high school setting. The AP Academy includes built-in peer and teacher support designed specifically for AP students, HUSD officials report. Students have the opportunity to earn college credits and will receive a diploma with an AP scholar recognition when they graduate. Students who pass the AP exam will earn college credit and will save families money toward college tuition.

Glassford Hill Middle School is an NAU/APS STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Focus School of the Future. Through the iChoose program, GHMS provides individualized instruction based on the needs of each student. GHMS offers a rigorous curriculum using an integrated approach to STEAM education. GHMS electives include the state-of-the-art Paxton/Patterson Career Technology Program with an Action Lab focusing on STEAM careers from Aerodynamics to Laser Technology and Robotics. GHMS also offers a Family & Consumer Sciences Lab that focuses on Global Travel, Culinary Arts, the Fashion Textiles Industry and Family Banking. Additional electives include Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, as well as the college prep program AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).

GHMS also is the recipient of the latest EPA Arizona Waters grant, managed by Prescott College. The college and the Prescott Highland Center are partners with GHMS in developing environmental education curriculum for middle schools.

Bradshaw Mountain Middle School offers a Leadership Academy, which emphasizes academic rigor and individualized attention for each student. The Leadership Academy will empower students to be agents of change through leadership, college preparedness, and character development, the district reports. BMMS offers programs to help each student achieve personal excellence in life. These programs include advanced classes in Math, English, Science, and Social Studies.

BMMS also offers AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) to help ensure college readiness for all students. The iChoose Intervention program allows individualized instruction geared toward each learner's unique needs to bridge the achievement gap. In addition, BMMS offers the state of the art Paxton/Patterson Career Technology Program.

BMMS has adopted a LEADS motto - L-Leadership, E-Excellence in Academics and Activities, A-Advancement Via Individual Determination and AP Preparation, D-Diversity in instruction to meet the needs of all students, S-Service and Character.