|Elizabeth Byrd of West Forsyth and Jennifer Haymes of East Forsyth|
The East Forsyth High School Academy of Finance and the West Forsyth High School Academy of Finance have been awarded Model status by the National Academy Foundation.
Model status is the highest ranking given to an academy, and the academies at East and West were among only 77 academies across the country awarded that status.
The National Academy Foundation is a network of academies designed to – through a business curriculum, work-based learning experiences and contacts with business professionals - help students enter careers in business. More than 500 academies in 39 states serve more than 62,000 students.
“The Academies of Finance at East and West Forsyth High Schools are very proud of receiving the Model award from the National Academy Foundation. This award demonstrates the wonderful job and results of teachers, students, principals, community leads and businesses working together to bring real life world-work experiences to the next generation of professionals,” Cox said. “Thank you Winston -Salem for your continued support!”
In a release, J.D. Hoye, the president of the foundation, said, “These schools are shining examples of what can be accomplished when districts and schools move to a culture of linking education and business to benefit students.”