THE SCHOOLS OF MEADOWCREEK U
The Schools of Meadowcreek U will function and operate as part of the larger whole, Meadowcreek High School. Students must adhere to the rules and regulations which govern Meadowcreek High School.
Each school will have a leadership team comprised of a(n):
- Lead Teacher
These individuals will work together, along with the teachers, to ensure that the instructional and learning experiences for all students are rigorous and filled with career relevance and meet the academic expectations of the Gwinnett County Public Schools.
Collaboration is one of the guiding principles of Meadowcreek High School. Teachers will collaborate with teachers in other content areas to plan instructional activities that prepare students with knowledge and practical application skills related to the respective careers (majors) within each Meadowcreek U school. Teachers will also, plan interdisciplinary career-specific projects that challenge students to apply the knowledge they have acquired and to demonstrate what they have learned through relevant projects and presentations.
The collaborative teacher teams will also share student data and implement strategies within each school to ensure that all students are successful in the academic process. Rather than planning based on content area alone, teachers (core content area teachers along with career pathway teachers) will work together for the good of all students. Making certain that all students are college and career ready is the goal.
Meadowcreek U is going to transform the local community as well as its students. Community partners including area businesses, agencies, organizations, and colleges/universities will become intricate components in the life of Meadowcreek U. These community partners have so much to offer as experts in their respective fields. The contributions of time, support, and resources that the community will provide through this endeavor will prove to be invaluable in the overall academic experience for our students, helping to establish stronger community relationships and making learning and instruction more relevant.
Meadowcreek U will increase student engagement and interest in learning. Below is a list of things that will be made available to students through their respective Meadowcreek U schools:
- Field Trips
- Competitive Events
- College/University Visits
- Motivational Speakers
- Job Shadowing
- Entrepreneurial Development
- College and Career Planning Workshops
- Career Fairs
The School of International Business includes pathways in Marketing, Small Business Development, Financial Management, and JROTC. Students in the School of International Business will have the opportunity to become global leaders by preparing in high school now and pursuing post-secondary education in colleges and universities throughout Georgia. The School of International Business offers studies in careers that will help students understand the world in a global context and learn relevant skills needed to succeed in an entrepreneurial setting. Student success will involve the collaborative efforts of core content teachers with Career Technology teachers to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and student experiences to be successful in any business-related field and the military.
To complete a pathway in the School of International Business students must take three elective courses beyond the core requirements specified for graduation. The courses must be in one of the following identified majors.
The School of International Business offers several exciting majors from which students may choose. The majors offered in this school will include:
- Financial Management: Advanced Accounting
- Financial Management: Banking
- Small Business Development
- Marketing and Management
- Marketing & Communication
- Air Force JROTC
- Computer Science
- Web Development
- Game Design
Students will have opportunities to be involved and develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills through activities with the US Air Force, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).
The School of Science, Technology & Engineering maintains a strong science and mathematics foundation, as well as an understanding of computer programming. The School of Science, Technology & Engineering focuses on majors related to Architectural Design, Manufacturing Technology, Engineering, Biotechnology, and Construction. Careers in these fields are projected to be in high demand for years to come, so students in the School of Science, Technology & Engineering should be well-positioned for their future and should expect to pursue career in either field, as well as pursue post-secondary education at technical schools, community colleges, and/or universities throughout Georgia.
To complete a career pathway in the School of Science, Technology & Engineering students must take three elective courses beyond the core requirements specified for graduation. The courses must be in one of the following identified majors.
There are several exciting majors offered in this school from which students can choose. The majors for the School of Science, Technology & Engineering include:
Engineering Drafting & Design
Architectural Drawing & Design
Biotechnology Research & Development
Integrated Manufacturing Technology
Construction & Management
Students will be encouraged to become active members of national student CTAE organizations such as, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), SkillsUSA, or Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). These organizations will provide students with the opportunities to further develop their leadership, creativity, and computer programming and web development skills.
The School of Public Service & Leadership enhances the explorations in the career pathways of JROTC, Childhood Development, Teaching as a profession, and the practice of Law Enforcement within Criminal Investigations.
MAJORS AND REQUIRED COURSES
Choose one of the following majors and complete the courses listed to complete that major.
Explore career paths in the Air Force and enhance leadership skills.
- JROTC- Air Force 100
- JROTC- Air Force 200
- JROTC- Air Force 300
- JROTC- Air Force 400
Early Childhood Development
- Explore the growth, development, and care of children from infancy to age 12.
- Early Childhood Education I
- Early Childhood Education II
- ECE Practicum
Teaching as a Profession
Learn about different career paths in education and master instructional planning, classroom management techniques, and philosophies in education.
- Examining the Teaching Profession
- Contemporary Issues in Education
- Teaching as a profession Practicum
Legal Services/Applications of LawExplore career paths in police investigation, emergency services, forensics, and law.
- Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
- Essentials of Legal Services
- Applications of Law