Hamilton County Schools has postponed the My Future Schools Fair scheduled for tomorrow night, due to the forecast of heavy rains and possible flooding in the community. The My Future Schools Fair includes Future Ready Institutes, open enrollment schools and early college options for students and families for the 2019-2020 school year. The new date for the event is Monday, Feb. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Unum, 500 Walnut St. Parking will be available at the intersection of 5th Street and Walnut Street for the event.
The My Future Schools Fair will feature all Future Ready Institutes that will include 27 institutes at 13 high schools in the district. The institutes are theme-based schools within a school that have a career focus to help students connect what is learned in the classroom with their goals for the future. The program found immediate success with one-third of this year’s freshman class enrolled in a Future Ready Institute. Five organizations joined the program as “branded partners” with Unum providing support for teacher professional development and externships.
Bryan College, Erlanger, EPB and UTC added their name to four of the individual institutes and provide expertise and resources in business and marketing, healthcare and innovation, technology and networking and teaching and learning. "The Future Ready Institutes were so successful in the first year that the program was awarded the Community Impact Award by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga," officials said. Visit the Future Ready Institutes online on the Hamilton County Schools website to learn more about specific career themes.
Open enrollment schools are a select group of schools to students across the district. Opportunity to enroll in these schools will be in addition to the 15 magnet schools in the district.
Open enrollment schools are:
• Dalewood Middle
• Howard Connect Academy (new for the fall)
• Lookout Valley Middle/High
• Red Bank Middle
• Rivermont Elementary
• Soddy Daisy Middle
• Woodmore Elementary
Early college options are also included in the information night at Unum. Early college options include:
• Hamilton County Collegiate High School at Chattanooga State
• Mechatronics Akademie at Volkswagen
• Polytech Academy
Applications for all My Future Schools included in the event at Unum are open now through March 15.