Fairdale High set to become Academies of Louisville school

Fairdale High set to become Academies of Louisville school
Fairdale High is set to become an Academies of Louisville school during the 2018-19 school year.
A portion of the academies focus on public service and global service professions. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
A portion of the academies focus on public service and global service professions. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Fairdale High School is the latest high school to join the Jefferson County Public Schools Academies of Louisville.

Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, Fairdale High will launch four academies. This will include a Freshman Academy, as well as academies that will focus on civil service, public service and global service professions.

As an academy school, Fairdale will receive additional resources to support the rigorous hands-on, project-based curriculum.

The high school will also receive an academy coach, who will serve as a liaison between the schools and business partners, and a dedicated assistant principal and counselor for each academy, according to a JCPS release.

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The Academies of Louisville initiation is focused on incorporating public education with skills and know-how to meet the needs of an evolving 21st Century workforce. It was launched at the beginning of the 2017-18.

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