he Graphic Design Academy of ESHS and its NPS sister schools Newark Vocational, Arts, and 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 graphic design and industry opportunities. The Graphic Design academy is proud of its industry partner the Hygrade Business and Business Master form and its post-secondary institution partner Rugter and Kean University who meet in order to reach tangible goals that layout a cohesive pathway for students to become aspiring graphic designers.
Advisory meetings this school year 2020/2021 have consisted of reviewing the curriculum and updating based on obstacles created by remote learning. The focus of our advisory board meetings moving forward is to ensure that we as an academy have 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.