District expands Real World Learning program
The District is expanding its Real World Learning program in an effort to better prepare students for the future.
Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees said that the District wants students to leave high school with more than a diploma. "We want them to acquire marketable skills that will help them regardless of their chosen college or career path," he said.
In addition to the coursework now being offered, the District wants to expose students to the real world while they are still in school.
Jake Wingo is the new Community Partnership Coordinator for Ray-Pec. He is beginning a dedicated effort to develop partnerships with local businesses and community leaders to provide a diverse array of opportunities for students. Opportunities could include activities as varied as company tours, student internships, teacher externships, and participation in career fair events.
Ray-Pec is among a group of school districts in the Kansas City area working in partnership with The Kauffman Foundation, which awarded grants and is providing assistance in the area of Real World Learning programming.