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Chase Away the Advisory Board Blues: A Blueprint for Advisory Board Success


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The Advisory Board is essential to the success of any NAF academy. The A.J. Moore Academy Business Advisory Board has developed a recipe for success. This interactive presentation will include Board members from business, community, and post-secondary institutions sharing the nuts and bolts of creating and maintaining a successful Advisory Board.

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Chase Away the Advisory Board Blues: A Blueprint for Advisory Board Success

  1. 1. Chase Away the Advisory Board Blues: A Blue Print for Advisory Board Success… A.J Moore Academy, Waco, Texas
  2. 2. Norms <ul><li>Take care of your needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful of all opinions and concerns. </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful by only having one person speak at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in all activities and add to the conversation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Importance of Advisory Boards to the viability of your Career Academies. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to identify and overcome roadblocks to success. </li></ul><ul><li>Review of practices that have made A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board a success story. </li></ul><ul><li>On going practices that you can immediately use to strengthen your Advisory Board. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>A.J. Moore Academy information </li></ul><ul><li>What’s stopping you? Interactive Time </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming Detours </li></ul><ul><li>Road Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Shadowing/ Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Construction </li></ul>
  5. 5. A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint <ul><li>School Mission…. </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare students to excel academically, intellectually, and socially in post secondary education in business, engineering, environmental, health, public service, or technology careers. </li></ul><ul><li>Motto… “Moore for Your Future” </li></ul>
  6. 6. A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint <ul><li>School Application Process </li></ul><ul><li>Any student can apply to attend A.J. Moore </li></ul><ul><li>Only requirement is to be in one of our seven Career Academies </li></ul><ul><li>No student is denied because of grades, discipline, or attendance issues </li></ul>
  7. 7. A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint <ul><li>School Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>657 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic – 62% </li></ul><ul><li>African American – 25% </li></ul><ul><li>White – 12% </li></ul><ul><li>Asian/Pacific – 1% </li></ul><ul><li>Economically Disadvantaged – 85.5% </li></ul><ul><li>At Risk – 58% </li></ul><ul><li>ELPS – 9.3% </li></ul><ul><li>Students with Disabilities – 16.4% </li></ul>
  8. 8. A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint <ul><li>98.5% Graduation Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships 2011 - $1.4 million </li></ul><ul><li>90% of Seniors Declare College Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance Average- 2010-2011- 97% </li></ul>
  9. 9. A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint <ul><li>Sound Educational Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller Learning Communities centered around Career Academy Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Project Based Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>An Emphasis on Rigor, Relevance, & Relationships </li></ul>
  10. 10. A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint <ul><li>Career Academy Model </li></ul><ul><li>Small learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Team building and a sense of belonging </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based learning experiences with community service component </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Business Relationships via the Business Advisory Board </li></ul>
  11. 11. A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint <ul><li>Students choose one of seven career academies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Professions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitality & Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEW- Public Service & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. A.J. Moore Academy Blueprint <ul><li>City of Waco Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Population- 124,805 </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic- 23.6% *reported </li></ul><ul><li>African American- 22.6% </li></ul><ul><li>White- 60.8% </li></ul><ul><li>Asian- 1.4% </li></ul><ul><li>Below Poverty Level- 26.3% </li></ul><ul><li>Per Capita Income- $14,584 </li></ul><ul><li>Median Income- $26,264 </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Level- </li></ul><ul><li>High School- 71.6% </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelors + - 18.6% </li></ul>
  13. 13. What’s Stopping You? <ul><li>Objective…. </li></ul><ul><li>To identify roadblocks and detours to ensure a successful Business Advisory Board. </li></ul><ul><li>Break into groups of four. </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun….play the game. </li></ul><ul><li>Winner gets a special surprise. </li></ul><ul><li>Debrief with whole group. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Road Maintenance <ul><li>Bill Foulds- A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board- President </li></ul><ul><li>Board Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>In School Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Show </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VITA dinner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRS VITA Volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul>
  15. 15. Road Maintenance <ul><li>Anita Steele- A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board- Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Job Shadow </li></ul><ul><li>Internship </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Review </li></ul>
  16. 16. Road Maintenance <ul><li>Kurt Krakowian -A.J. Moore Business Advisory Board- Treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Where we started. </li></ul><ul><li>Where we have been. </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are going. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Chamber of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Types of Fundraisers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Golf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volleyball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun Run </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Johnny Strong JROTC </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Ongoing Construction <ul><li>Activity- Wanda Brown & </li></ul><ul><li> Natalie Rose </li></ul><ul><li>What are your goals to overcome roadblocks? </li></ul><ul><li>What are new maintenance activities to improve…. </li></ul>
  18. 18. For more information… [email_address] [email_address]