Fremont Public Schools Announces New High School Program
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The JAG program, which stands for “Jobs for America’s Graduates” is new to Nebraska and is being piloted at three Nebraska sites starting in January 2019 with Fremont High School being one of the sites. The program is designed to benefit students who face barriers to high school graduation. Students will complete four semester-long classes (two classes in block scheduling) based on social skills, job skills, career exploration and career development. A single instructor, Rae Dixon, will work with students connecting them to the opportunities within our community and region to pursue employment and post graduate careers. The students are required to have a job and maintain it while they are in the program.
High School Principal and Director of Secondary Administration, Scott Jensen says, “I am extremely excited for the opportunities our students will receive working with the JAG Nebraska Program. In Iowa, and across the nation, JAG has the reputation of successfully helping students overcome obstacles to successfully transition from high school to post secondary education and careers.”