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Tangipahoa Parish College System and NOLA Training Host

AMITE, La., Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tangipahoa Parish College System and NOLA Training proudly hosted group members in addition to native and state dignitaries, with particular friends Governor John Bel Edwards at a ribbon-cutting occasion held at Amite Westside Center Magnet College. The occasion was held to rejoice one of many district’s latest academic choices, Star Academy, provided at each Amite Westside Center Magnet College in Amite and Greenville Park Management Academy in Hammond. 

Star Academy is a dynamic STEM-driven, hands-on studying program confirmed to advance and encourage college students in a non-traditional studying atmosphere. This system makes use of project-based studying and technology-driven curriculum. Via their core curriculum programs, college students work independently and collaboratively to develop management and employability abilities. Whereas enrolled within the Star Academy program, college students are uncovered to over 100 careers and construct very important abilities equivalent to teamwork, vital considering, and problem-solving. 

As a part of the occasion, friends had the chance to partake in student-led excursions of the Star Academy lecture rooms, in addition to hear remarks from Mrs. Melissa Stilley, Superintendent of Tangipahoa Parish Colleges, and Governor John Bel Edwards. Emphasizing the significance that Star Academy and different studying initiatives have on training, Governor Edwards stated, “I am very excited for the scholars who’re collaborating on this program and about the best way by which it helps to maintain them engaged at school and perceive in a really possible way the worth of constant their training. The STEM-focused curriculum and instruction incorporates hands-on studying, individualized instruction, collaborative studying, team-based instruction, and actual world connections. All of it helps the scholars to see that they are often profitable at school and in the end in life.”   

At Amite Westside, 60 college students within the seventh and eighth grades are enrolled in this system, overseen by Mrs. Reagan English (Principal) and taught by Academy lecturers: Dedriana Perry (Science), Greg Millirons (Social Research), Jyothi Sathyanarayana (Math), and Amber Morris (English Language Arts). The Star Academy program at Greenville Park is led by Mr. Bobby Matthews (Principal) and Academy Academics embrace John Griffitt (Social Research), Kayla Wilson (Math), and Mercy Govada (Science), and Kelly Perkins (English Language Arts). This system presently serves 56 college students in seventh and eighth grade. 

Star Academy implements the nationally-renowned curriculum of NOLA Training and has been acknowledged as probably the most efficient hands-on teaching programs within the nation. The training innovation firm is a recipient of the Nationwide Dropout Prevention Heart’s Crystal Star Award for its exemplary success charges. To seek out out extra about Star Academy, please go to

“We’re extraordinarily grateful for the chance to have two Star Academy applications in our district. In reflecting on how this program goes to assist our college students – one of many objectives the district has is to have college students graduate postsecondary and profession prepared. Star Academy will assist to attain this objective because it incorporates profession exploration, and helps college students set objectives and see future alternatives,” stated Dr. Lisa Fussell, Assistant Superintendent of Tangipahoa Parish Colleges.

Contact Data:
Robin Mussa
Chief Expertise Officer
[email protected]

Lisa Fussell
Assistant Superintendent, Tangipahoa Parish College System
[email protected]
(985) 748-2508

Cassandra George
Public Relations Coordinator
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