COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 59
March 15, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Announcing the 1996 High Schools That Work/Tech Prep Summer Institute


  You are invited to participate in the High Schools That
  Work/Tech Prep Summer Institute, August 11-14, 1996 at the
  Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.    The theme, "Increasing
  Student Achievement by Raising Standards", will focus on
  establishing higher standards and expectations for students at
  the secondary and postsecondary levels.
  
  Goals of Institute
  
  Participants will have the opportunity to share their
  experiences related to successful practices in raising
  expectations and achievement levels of students by:
  
      designing challenging programs of study that support
      the Virginia Standards of Learning

      integrating academic and vocational/technical
      knowledge and skills

      facilitating a seamless transition of students from
      secondary education to and from postsecondary
      education

      offering professional development activities to
      improve teaching and learning.
  
  
  
  
  
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  Call For Presentations
  
  Individuals or teams will have an opportunity to showcase
  successful practices being implemented locally that are keyed
  to the High Schools That Work Key Practices, Tech Prep Goals,
  and the revised Virginia Standards of Learning.  The
  presentation application should be returned by April 19 to:
  
      Lolita B. Hall
      Virginia Department of Education
      P.O. Box 2120
      Richmond, VA 23218-2120    
  
  Registration and Participant Expenses
  
  Registration (Deadline May 31, 1996)          $30.00 per person
  Late Registration                             $45.00 per person
  
  Registration includes continental breakfast daily, dinner on
  Sunday, and luncheon on Monday and Tuesday.  Additionally, the
  Department of Education/Virginia Community College System will
  provide $20 (master billed) lodging allowance per day for each
  attendee who stays all three nights, August 11, 12, and 13. 
  Individuals will be responsible for the reminder of the
  lodging bill, including taxes and incidentals, other meals and
  travel expenses. 
  
  The Hotel Roanoke and other nearby hotels will be used for
  institute participants.  Lodging rates at the Hotel Roanoke
  will be $75 plus tax per room per night for single, double,
  triple, or quadruple occupancy.   
  
  The hotel reservation forms should be returned by May 31 to:
       
       Reservations
       Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center 
       110 Shenandoah Avenue
       Roanoke, VA 24016
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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  The institute registration forms should be returned by May 31
  to:
  
      Registrar 
      Division of Continuing Education 
      Virginia Tech
      Blacksburg, VA 24061-0104 
  
  If you need additional information, please contact Dr. Neils
  W. Brooks, Director, Office of Vocational, Adult, and
  Employment Training Services at (804) 225-2847 or Lolita B.
  Hall, State Coordinator for High Schools That Work at (804)
  225-3370.
  
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  Attachment
  
  Copy: Division Key Instructional Leaders
        Vocational Administrators
        Tech Prep Directors
        High School Principals/Guidance Counselors
        Middle School Principals/Guidance Counselors
        High Schools That Work Site Coordinators