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2017 Mesquite Chamber Directory and Referral Guide

4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes districts for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the per- centage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. On a broader scale, FutureQuest/myfuture is a MISD-created program promoting daily conversations between K-12 students and teachers about going to college and being college-ready. And soon, the district hopes to open a choice high school where students can streamline and focus their education toward their chosen careers. traditional school schedule and environment can achieve educational success. On Career and Technology Education (CTE) in MISD provides a kaleidoscope of oppor- average, moree than 200 students graduate with a high school diploma from the tunities for students to explore and plan for future success. CTE courses offer op- Mesquite Academy each year. portunities for students to learn skills they may use in high school, in a career after Approximately 20 percent of Mesquite ISD students are limited in their English graduation, or as a financial means to help pursue higher education. In high proficiency (LEP). LEP students are served by MISD’s elementary 50/50 enrichment school, our students enjoy options to earn 15 professional certifications and ad- bilingual program – with instruction in both English and Spanish – as well as En- vanced training in even more industries. glish as a Second Language (ESL) programs at elementary and secondary levels. The needs of nontraditional students are met through MISD’s Alternative Education The MISD Gifted and Talented Program serves students in all grade levels. Gifted Campus of Choice, the Mesquite Academy. Through its innovative class scheduling students have different needs, and their needs must be met through a differentiat- and individually paced instruction, students seeking an alternative to the ed curriculum. Each of these programs is taught by teachers who have completed additional specialized training, enabling them to lead these classes in exciting, motivating ways. Broad Extra-Curricular Options Because students who are involved at school tend to stay in school, one of the district’s objectives is to ensure that every student takes part in a school organiza- tion or extra-curricular program. M1SD’s numerous extra-curricular programs give students opportunities to devel- op relationships with peers through a team environment, an awareness of health and fitness, and the ability to sharpen leadership skills while working with others. Extracurricular programs include athletics, academic competitions, fine arts, and a variety of clubs and organizations. Studying the fine arts is a great way to get involved in a lifelong activity. Classes such as band, choir, orchestra, art and theater provide students the ability to real- ize their talents and the opportunity for individual and team recognition. On the elementary campuses, general music classes and fine arts field trips are part of the curriculum and expose students to a variety of cultural experiences. 45 4


2017 Mesquite Chamber Directory and Referral Guide
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