Community & Business Partners

Community Partners

School business partnerships exists to promote and sustain quality partnerships between the academic and business/professional community. Commitment can range from an individual to a whole organization.

The ways to become involved are endless, stimulating your creativity and willingness to become pro-actively involved in the future of Highlands County through its students. Some ideas for participation are as follows:

  • Act as mentors or tutors for any subject and any grade level;
  • Assist with the Back to School open house;
  • Sponsor the End of the Year programs in May/June;
  • Assist with student or staff/faculty recognition;
  • Make class presentations on special subjects/projects;
  • Help prepare for or judge the Science Fair or other special projects;
  • Display student art work and other student achievements;
  • Give assistance with field trips;
  • Commit at least one hour per week for your employees to come into school on a pre-arranged basis, to help on pre-assigned topics, e.g. reading to younger students;
  • Provide speakers on topics such as solving problems that occur at work, skills necessary to be successful in this particular business;
  • Offer field trips to your business and allow students to shadow employees in order to get a sense of the job, what requirements jobs have in common, etc.;
  • Participate in the School Advisory Council (SAC).

THANK YOU to our CTE supporters!

These business have made a contribution to our program(s):

  • Drs. Vinod and Tarlika Thakkar Foundation - Financial support for end of year citizenship awards
  • Glades Electric Co-Op - Faculty/Staff recognition, safety demonstrations & more
  • Swaine & Leidel Wealth Services - Financial support for end of year math and science awards
  • Many businesses also sponsor and assist with PTO -- thanks to them! More info on our banner program.
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