Produced by: Rob Diaz de Villegas, Kim Kelling-Engstrom
Original Air Date: May 15, 2013

For the past two years, through the American Graduate program WFSU has been working with students at the Success Academy at Ghazvini Learning Center. The Success Academy is a blended learning curriculum where students work online and with a teacher to catch up and ensure graduation.

Schools like the Success Academy provide a necessary alternative for some students to find a path to graduation. Students have the opportunity to participate in a leadership program and participate in monthly professional networking lunches to learn from community leaders about future career possibilities. In May of 2013, thirty-two students earned a high school diploma through this program.

American Graduate Town Hall Featured Videos

Pathfinder is a prototype career exploration mobile web site developed by Florida Center for Interactive Media in conjunction with WFSU-TV.

On April 22, 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1076 (K-20 Education) into law.  The bill created the preeminent research universities program and extended the CAPE (Career and Professional Education) Act.  This report aired on The Florida Channel’s Capitol Update on that day.

Take Stock in Children - College Reach Out Program


Kim Kelling Engstrom interviews Wendell Johnson of Take Stock in Children.

WFSU Ready to Learn Prepares Students for Success

Teaching spellingWFSU's participation in the Ready to Learn initiative helps prepare students for success from an early age. Read more about Super Why! and the Transmedia Classroom.

Youth Leadership Tallahassee

Youth Leadership Tallahassee

Youth Leadership Tallahassee is a year-long program bringing together a diverse group of high-school juniors from public and private schools in Tallahassee who have demonstrated leadership potential in formal and informal situations. It prepares them to become ethical leaders committed to active community involvement.

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