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Focus: HOPE's Career and Technical Education (CTE) program provides an accelerated college path learning experience for high school students starting their junior year. This program uses a mix of technical application, motivational instruction, academics, and best practices to guide students through a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) dual enrollment curriculum. The program promotes mastery-based learning for student success, along with study groups and peer support where students form bonds and encourage each other daily.
Students who complete the two year program will graduate with college credit and certification in one of two programs:
Machinist Training Institute (MTI) places heavy emphasis on the importance of hands-on applications leading towards career pathways in manufacturing and engineering based disciplines. The foundational elements of this program are:
Students prepare for the following industry recognized certifications: National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MOSHA)
The Information Technologies Center (ITC) is a CISCO Network Academy and Microsoft IT Academy. It has nationally recognized curriculum, simulated labs for practice and study in and outside of class leading to careers in Information Technology. The foundational elements of this program are:
Students prepare for the following industry recognized certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) CompTIA's A+ Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) Certified Business Professional-Customer Service
CTE is a half-day program and open to all students enrolled in high school. Focus: HOPE partners with local schools to establish a class schedule and transportation that will allow students to participate. Current partner schools include: Advanced Technology Academy, Hamtramck High School, Highland Park High School, Henry Ford Academy.
The Digital Connectors program introduces high school students to topics ranging from leadership skills and personal development to software programming and media production. Students enrolled in the program can expect to grow in the following areas:
The AweSTEM Summer program is open to all 6th, 7th or 8th grade students in the metro Detroit area. Three classes are offered each summer and students can chose to attend one 3-hour course or two 3-hour courses.
Mobile App Design: Students learn the basics of programming by creating their first app. Students use software to program and design their apps and learn both concrete development skills and principles of design.
Graphic Design & Publications: Students will create fun and creative projects such as flyers, greeting cards, t-shirts and more. Students will use Desktop Publication Software to fill mock orders and design products for their customers.
Explorations in STEM: Students learn about engineering and structural design through hands-on experiments and computer programs. The program highlights the diverse nature of the engineering field and allows students to discover a variety of possible future careers.
Graphic Design & Publications: morning class (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)Exploration in STEM: afternoon class (12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)The 2016 AweSTEM Summer Camp runs July 11–August 4 (Mon–Thur, two week, half-day sessions)
Two week, full-day sessions cost $150 and includes lunch.Two week, half-day sessions costs $75
2016 AweSTEM Summer Camp Application form herePrintable information about the AweSTEM Summer Camp is available here
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DAPCEP Saturdays: In partnership with DAPCEP, Focus: HOPE will offer courses designed to heighten students' interest in the STEM fields. Fall and Spring sessions are available.Spring 2016 Courses:Graphic Design & Publications course for 6th–9th grade students and an Explorations in STEM course for 11th and 12th grade students. Both courses contain hands-on & project based instruction.To learn more visit the DAPCEP website here.
Download the Spring 2016 Flyer here.
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