Our Dual Enrollment program continued to thrive with 36 participants including seniors, underclassmen, and Intersect students. Collectively, these students were enrolled in 107 courses at Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw Community Colleges. The combined college grade point average for our Dual Enrollment students was just under 3.0. Many even made the Dean’s List.
Helping students grow in their communication, advocate for their needs and for others, and build community were the focus of The Advocacy Project. The year-long, school-wide initiative was created by Michelle Leonard, Troy College & Career math teacher, and Olivia Svacha, lead mentor for Intersect Virtual School, who both attended Camp One Troy last August. Quarterly unit projects included: students learning to express gratitude as well as engage in team building; assisting students with response skills to bullying-type situations; study of social justice issues during Black History and Women's History months, and job search and interview preparation.
Among over 100 grant recipients and nominees, Renee Boogren, science teacher, was named “Innovator-of-the-Year” by the Troy Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Renee Boogren’s Genetics class is one of only five in Michigan that was selected to participate in a curriculum field test sponsored by the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center. Additionally, Ms. Boogren is the only Troy School District teacher who participated in a new model-based biology curriculum entitled “Students making Sense of Biological Phenomenon.” This initiative is sponsored by The Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network in association with Modeling Instruction in Michigan.