Whitehorse High School
One of the first public high schools of its kind, this innovative education center focuses on computer coding and technology pathways through inquiry-based instructional design. Located in inner city Phoenix, the Coding Academy student population features a super diverse group of mostly Hispanic students.
The principal, Seth Beute, is supportive of any efforts to use funding in innovative and effective ways that goes directly toward supporting the school’s students and teachers. Gina Vullo, the teacher who envisioned and co-founded the school is an incredibly brilliant educator and focuses on the students’ achieving their lifelong goals.
Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) & the CAPS Network
The Center for Advanced Professional Studies, based in Overland, Kansas, represents the collaboration of education, business and community, providing students with a unique, immersive experience. Their unique approach results in highly skilled, adaptable, global innovators and leaders. This school represents the future of CTE (Career Technical Education, formerly known as Vocational Training).
The founder, Corey Mohn, is a true visionary and someone who deeply cares about doing the right thing for kids. One of their master teachers, Tammy Fry, PhD, is brilliant on educating entrepreneurial minded teachers.
CAPS needs support to grow their network across the country. Their network is one of the best work preparedness programs in the country, and the leaders are doing it for the right reasons. Students engage in real-world projects with actual companies. As an example of the students’ brilliant work, here is a video completed from end-to-end by them for Indigo – incredibly professional.