By Paul Schmitt
High school students in Kewaunee County will now have access to more college credit courses thanks to a newly formed partnership between the schools. Superintendents from each school were on hand Thursday morning for the official charter signing of the Ahnapee Regional Technical Academy (ARTA). The Academy will allow students to explore hands-on experience in jobs that are especially needed in the area. Algoma High School Principal and Superintendent Nick Cochart explains the biggest benefit that will be realized in the ARTA.
The Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation (KCEDC) also assisted in the partnership between the schools. The fall 2017 curriculum offerings include CNC, Machine Tool and Emergency Medical Technician programs at Algoma High School. Kewaunee High School will offer Agriculture, Welding, and Electro-mechanical programs, while Luxemburg-Casco will provide classes for IT-Software Developer and AP coursework.
To watch the signing of the ARTA charter, click below:
Back row (L-R) Algoma students Olivia Miller, Carly Baumann, Krista Smidt, Kyle Gau, Tori Schmidt, Julia Naze
Front row (L-R) NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn, Algoma Superintendent Nick Cochart, Kewaunee Superintendent Karen Treml, Luxemburg-Casco Superintendent Glen Schlender, KCEDC Executive Director Jennifer Brown.