invited to special Project Lead the Way event at JCD
about Project Lead the Way, a program that has changed academics
at Jac-Cen-Del High School, is being offered to parents, students
and the entire community next Monday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.
at the high school cafeteria.
According to Principal Johnny Budd, the program has exceeded any
of his expectations and has truly changed the learning process
for students at JCD. The students will tell you the program
is tough, hard and yet their favorite, Budd told The
He encouraged the community at large to come to the presentation
where students will highlight what they learn through the program.
Three key components to the program are critical thinking, problem
solving, and collaborate, which of course are the elements used
in any career choice the students may make.
Budd advises all students to take the program, noting that the
skills learned will benefit them in any field they decide to go
in to in life. The project-based groups teach students the skills
of teamwork. They see purpose in what they are doing,
The three classes are open to any student in high school as well
as top eighth graders at Jac-Cen-Del. Budd noted that other schools
are looking at sending their students to their school for the
digital electronics, because JCD is the only area school to offer
Now JCD offers three classes: Introduction to Engineering, Principals
of Engineering, and Digital Electronics. A new program is being
added that will offer the students advanced classes including
Aerospace Technology and more at the Southeastern Career Center
in Versailles. We are excited about this new offering,
Budd was quick to praise Ec015 for their efforts through the Ripley
County Community Foundation for funding Project Lead the Way.
This program would not have been possible without this grant,
he told The Versailles Republican. For that we are grateful.
The principal, who has a hands-on approach for his students, recommends
every student be involved in the Project Lead the Way program.
It provides essential skills for 21st century real world
experiences, he concluded.