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Education news, week of April 27

April 26, 2016
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

--- Cape Coral Technical Colleges expands with five new programs

Cape Coral Technical College has added five new programs that will start on Aug. 10. The new programs are:

* Dental Assisting 1230 Hours; 11 months

*?Medical Assisting 1300 Hours; 11.5 months

*?Network Administration 1050 Hours; 9 months

*?Cloud Virtualization 1080 Hours; 9 months

* Baking and Pastry 600 Hours; 5 months

These programs were added to match the high demand of jobs available in these career certificate program areas, officials said. Cape Coral Technical College applied a combination of research, data trends and communication with the local stakeholders to identify high demand careers.

To inquire and/or enroll, visit www.capecoraltech.edu/ , call 239-574-4440 or visit the school Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The technical college is at 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. North.

--- Ida S Baker High Drama Department to present 'Bring It On The Musical'

The Ida S Baker High Drama Department will present "Bring It On The Musical" on April 28, April 29 and April 30. The performances are April 28, 7 p.m., April 29, 7 p.m.; April 30, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical, inspired by the Bring It On film, takes you on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination. Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.

This production is directed by Laura Licata. Music supervision by Lauramae Ball. Choreography by Ida Baker High School students Chasity Laguna and Kaitlyn Winslow. The design team includes scenic design by Shane Appeldorn and his construction students, costume design by Laura Licata, lighting design by Laura Licata and her technical theatre class, sound design by Laura Licata and her technical theater class and video design by Ida Baker High School student Josh Booker. Pit coordinator Ida Baker High School student Adenia Poladia, pit conductor Ida Baker High School student Jamie Lee.

With a colorful crew of characters, and dances with aerial stunts, this all-new story is sure to be nothing like you expected.

Tickets to Bring It On: The Musical can be purchased for $5 students and $7 for adults. For tickets or more information, please call 239-357-0361 or email Laura Licata @ Lauraal@leeschools.net.

--- 'A Knight of Inspiration' concert at NFMHS

The public is invited to the chorus concert "A Knight of Inspiration" on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at North Fort Myers High School in the school auditorium.

Admission is $5. One hundred eighty-five students grades 9-12 will perform a variety of music. Come hear inspirational songs that will lift your spirits, warm your heart and have your toe tapping by the end of the night.

NFMHS is at 5000 Orange Grove Blvd

--- Oasis High School in top 1 percent of nation's "Most Challenging High Schools"

The City of Cape Coral's Oasis High School has landed at No. 62 on the list of "Most Challenging High Schools" in the United States. The list is compiled by the Washington Post using a Challenge Index to rate public high schools in the United States. Only 2,300 of the nation's 22,000 public high schools managed to reach the minimum standard of the index, which places Oasis High School in the Top 1 percent of high schools in the country.

"This is quite an honor for our high school, our students, faculty and parents," said Superintendent Nelson Stephenson in a prepared statement. "We have established a world-class learning opportunity at our charter schools, and we appreciate all the hard work and support we receive from so many people."

Of the 373 high schools in the state of Florida that made the list, Oasis was ranked No. 15.

Oasis High School is part of the City of Cape Coral's Municipal Charter School System, which includes Oasis Elementary, Christa McAuliffe Elementary and Oasis Middle schools.

 
 
 

 

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