The Video/Film Academy of ESHS and its NPS sister school Technology HS have continued to work together since the 2019/2020 school year to ensure that Newark has a pathway for those children with a passion for Film and Video and industry opportunities. The Film and Video academy is proud of its industry partner the Slate and Dream Play and its post-secondary institution partner Essex County College who meet in order to reach tangible goals that layout a cohesive pathway for students to become aspiring Film and Video professionals.
Advisory meetings this school year 2020/2021 have consisted of reviewing the curriculum and updating based on obstacles created by remote learning. Currently, the start of dual enrollment courses is projected for the Fall of the 2021/2022 school year. Students enrolled in their third year of the academy will have an opportunity for dual enrollment courses. The focus of our advisory board meetings moving forward is to ensure that we as an academy have dual enrollment course syllabi, employability skills, work based learning skills, career and technical expertise. The final goal of meetings will be summer outreach to the community and educational stakeholders to ensure partnerships are fostered prior to the 2021/2022 school year.