Peoria Accelerated High School's Key Club collaborated with The United Blood Services to run quarterly blood collections during the 2016-17 school year. Key Club members worked each block to advertise and promote the drive, register donors, and run the drive the day of by pulling students to donate and ushering them to the blood bus. This was truly a student driven campaign. April Flores, a second year Key Club member and graduating Senior, completed all online registrations every block. Her leadership and organization helped to ensure 114 successful donations this year. PA's Key Club members again received a platinum award from The United Blood Services for their efforts. Thank you to all PA staff and students who donated blood throughout the year. The club is looking forward to next year's donations starting on September 20, 2017. Remember one donations can save three lives!
Peoria Accelerated High School is excited to be partnering with Huntington University to provide dual enrollment courses for our students. Currently, twenty Peoria Accelerated students are taking “Production 1,” which introduces them to technology rich experiences using incredible tools to which few people would have access outside of Huntington, yet our students can use these tools on the weekend and via check-out since they are enrolled in HU. Students are transported by PAHS to and from the Huntington campus daily and have thoroughly enjoyed the class, their instructor, and the college experience. Huntington has allowed PAHS to utilize additional classroom space on their campus for the same period, which has allowed PAHS to maintain smaller class sizes and quality instruction on their campus. Peoria Accelerated is excited to continue building a strong partnership with Huntington University as we further the dual enrollment program in the 2017-18 school year. The partnership is helping PAHS to fulfill their vision by "providing high quality academics taught ina 21st century classroom.
Students interested in taking Huntington University courses must be 11th and 12th graders with solid attendance, good grades ("C"s or higher) and have no discipline issues. If Digital Media Arts is a subject that interests you, please email Mrs. Milmine at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll for 2017-2018.