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Lee County Public Schools Receives National Educational Designation

The Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, has recently designated Lee County Public Schools as a Leadership Level Career Academy Innovation Community. The District was chosen by the Ford Career Academy Innovation Community (Ford CAIC) recognition program because area educators and community leaders have implemented an action plan designed to increase the number of students who have access to successful career academies, which combine academics with technical training.

Through this designation, career academies in the District will have the option of implementing the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS) program, a project- and inquiry-based academic and personal development curriculum that brings real life skills to the classroom. Ford PAS is currently being used in more than 130 sites across 22 states in the United States.