Two school programs recognized for innovation

November 1, 2013

Floyd County Supt. Henry Webb has announced that the Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Team and the Floyd County Early College Academy received Innovation Awards from the Appalachian Innovations Collaborative, on Oct. 23.

P-16 Councils consist of education, business and community leaders with the common goal of student success from preschool through college. The Appalachian Innovations Collaborative (AIC) is a combination of the Big Sandy and Kentucky River P-16 Councils and seeks to improve the quality of life in these areas through collaborative leadership development and action.

“We’re excited that these two district programs are being recognized for being innovative,” Webb said. “The CIA Team is a program for teachers who want to be future leaders. Teachers choose to go through a highly competitive selection process to become a member of the CIA cohort and this program is simply a way for us to “grow our own leaders. This is the sixth year for the CIA Team and we want to thank Morehead State University for partnering with Floyd County Schools for this unique program.

“We’re glad our Floyd County Early College Academy (FCECA) was also recognized. This program is available to juniors and seniors in our district who meet rigorous academic requirements. FCECA blends the high school and college experiences and promotes developing students for success. And while we’re happy about the award, we truly excited that this year we’ll have eight students in the FCECA who will graduate with high school diplomas and associates degrees and expect to see that number increase annually.

“We truly appreciate our programs being recognized for their innovation and want to say a special thank you to our team members who make these programs work with excellence.”