Highland School District adds several technical classes - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Highland School District adds several technical classes

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
HIGHLAND, AR (KAIT) -

There will be several new classes offered during the 2017-18 school year at Highland High School.

The school has expanded their medical professional classes because they fill up every year.

“We really try to respond to our students,” Communications Director for the Highland School District Kasey Carter said. “Our students are filling up our medical classes each year so we realized that’s a program they really want.”

The high school now has a CNA program and a pharmacy technician program that allows students to get those certifications while still in high school.

A student in the CNA program can also receive concurrent credit through Ozarka College.

In addition to the medical classes, the school’s business curriculum has also expanded.

They have added banking principles, banking operations, and teller training classes.

Carter said they want to help fill those jobs that are abundant in the Sharp County community.

“So we want to make sure that we are preparing not only our students going to college but also students that are going to enter the workforce and we want them to be able to enter at a pay scale above minimum wage,” Carter said.  

The new classes are being paid for through two grants from the Department of Career and Technical Education.

The medical professionals' grant was for just over $36,000 and the banking and finance grant was for $38,000.

School administrators said they hope to expand these programs even further in the future and have discussed trying to add sports medicine to the curriculum. 

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Names and new details released in Jackson County homicide

    Names and new details released in Jackson County homicide

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:58 PM EST2017-11-19 04:58:03 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 8:36 PM EST2017-11-20 01:36:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    According to Jackson County Sheriff's Captain Ricky Morales, 40-year-old Rickey D. Crawford Jr., of Tuckerman, was arrested in relation to the death of 33-year-old Amanda Michelle Crawford.

    According to Jackson County Sheriff's Captain Ricky Morales, 40-year-old Rickey D. Crawford Jr., of Tuckerman, was arrested in relation to the death of 33-year-old Amanda Michelle Crawford.

  • Jonesboro police investigate shooting in downtown Jonesboro

    Jonesboro police investigate shooting in downtown Jonesboro

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:24 PM EST2017-11-19 18:24:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Sunday morning in downtown Jonesboro.

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Sunday morning in downtown Jonesboro.

  • Arkansas hospitals: Shortage of IV equipment due to storm

    Arkansas hospitals: Shortage of IV equipment due to storm

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:04 PM EST2017-11-19 18:04:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Arkansas hospitals say a national shortage of IVs is the worst they've ever seen since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September and knocked out a key plant that manufactures the medical equipment

    Arkansas hospitals say a national shortage of IVs is the worst they've ever seen since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September and knocked out a key plant that manufactures the medical equipment

Powered by Frankly