Malakoff High School is busy working towards its preparation of students for their future success.
“High school is no longer about providing just the basics. It’s about making sure our students are college and workforce ready,” Principal Daniel Barton said.
In order for students to have the opportunity to gain university credit, the campus has added Advanced Placement classes in Psychology, World History, Government, and Calculus.
“This is an excellent chance for students to prepare to succeed at a major university,” counselor Laurie Boze added.
Malakoff High School also offers numerous dual credit courses with Trinity Valley Community College, such as College Algebra and Statistics, Biology, English, and History. These classes grant students the chance to gain college credit along with required state credits. In addition to these courses, there are several certifications available for students to earn such as a Certified Nurses Aide or Microsoft Office Specialist.
Boze has also opened a career center at the high school this year. This center is open to students to obtain scholarship applications, college and career information, and obtain SAT and ACT preparation materials. There are also two computers available to students who need to complete college or workforce applications, scholarship applications, college and career research, or to register for the SAT, ACT, or THEA.
“We are excited about the opening of the career center as it assists in achieving our vision at Malakoff High School: Developing superior 21st century leaders and thinkers in a global society,” she said
Additionally, Kenneth Hancock and Brent Watkins, Ag Science and Construction Trades instructors, became certified members of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) to provide students the opportunity to gain certification. Students in journalism class are using the newest software available to create the Tiger yearbook and will head out into the workforce and to college with InDesign experience. Students are also able to take an Animation class that gives them experience in graphic design.
For added exposure to college life, several trips are planned for students to visit nearby colleges and universities. Students will have the opportunity to visit schools such as Mary-Hardin Baylor, The University of Texas at Tyler, Stephen F. Austin State University, Trinity Valley Community College, and Baylor University.
Malakoff High School is dedicated to the preparation of its students for the future. They are committed to student success.