Pryor Public Schools – 2019 Transformation Award Winner
For preparing students for future careers as early as middle school.
In 2018, Pryor Public Schools piloted the Oklahoma Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP) initiative, a program that works with middle and high school students to prepare for life after high school. Pryor teamed with FuelEd to offer middle school students the opportunity to enroll in FuelEd’s Career Exploration Course, where they are introduced to a wide variety of career fields.
With the success of the middle school Career Exploration Course, they have also introduced career pathways at the high school. Students have the opportunity to seamlessly transition from career exploration to the career pathway of their interest on FuelEd’s flexible blended learning platform, thus enriching student life in Pryor Public Schools.
Pryor also set the bar in Oklahoma for networking with local businesses for career education. The relationships they’ve established have created internships for students that helped them to feel more integrated in their community. In turn, the initiative is also developing a talent pool capable of setting local businesses up for success.
About the Transformation Award
The Transformation Awards recognize schools, districts or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. Pryor Public Schools was one of seven programs honored in 2019, out of more than 2,000 school districts nationwide, for modernizing the way K–12th grade students experience education.
Each Transformation Award winner uses Fuel Education’s portfolio of online courses and adaptive learning tools to meet the varying needs of their students, who represent different demographic, economic and geographic backgrounds. The winning programs use online learning to overcome challenges in unique and inventive ways, whether through providing students with the means to earn a high school diploma after dropping out, filling teacher vacancies, helping students recover credits, differentiating instruction based on real-time progress data or providing students with access to a wider variety of elective courses.
“Education is not one-size-fits-all, which is why Fuel Education works to provide unique solutions that meet the needs of unique students,” said Russ Roselle, senior vice president at FuelEd.
“The winners of this year’s Fuel Education Transformation Awards are creating incredible opportunities for their students, meeting their students’ immediate academic needs, and going above and beyond by using digital curriculum and content to provide unparalleled personalized learning experiences,” said Roselle.