30 September Middleburg High School Students Run On-Campus VyStar Bank September 30, 2016 By Laura Pavlus General 0 Middleburg High School is the location of the newest on-campus VyStar Credit Union branch to teach students financial and business skills in a real world setting through the Academies of Clay program. We are exceedingly grateful for the tremendous community support of VyStar Credit Union. WJCT, by Lindsey Kilbride, September 29, 2016 Click Here to Read Full Article First Coast High Students Run On-Campus VyStar Bank Students and teachers at First Coast High School won’t have to go far to manage their money. They now have a bank right on campus — and it’s run by high schoolers. First Coast High senior Brett Burgess was demonstrating Thursday how he signs up his peers for checking accounts. He starts by having them fill out their information and then logs it into his computer. He’s was wearing a tie and had some hand sanitizer and a placard with his name on it sitting on his desk, which happens to be in his own cubicle across from a row of tellers. And even though working here is part of his high school business class, it’s a real bank for students and employees at First Coast. He and 11 other students were selected through a rigorous interview process. Burgess said about 50 other students applied, 24 were interviewed and a dozen were chosen. To train, they worked as paid interns over the summer and some of them still work at non-school branches on the weekends. This is VyStar’s 11th school location in North Florida, the third in Duval. VyStar CEO Terry West said his bank doesn’t make money off the high school locations. “In a typical high school branch we will spend about $165,000 to $185,000 to actually set up the branch, equipment and all,” West said. West, a former middle school math teacher himself, said it’s about partnering with schools. “We’re trying to help them learn things today that become life skills,” he said, “and also learn what it feels like to go to work every day — how to have interpersonal communications that are effective with the members that come in.” And these students teach their peers financial literacy. Junior Seth Owen, a vault teller, said during downtime at the bank he gives financial presentations, encouraging classmates to open accounts. “I think it’s managing your money, making sure you know exactly where your money if going so that you can track it rather than just randomly spending it,” Owen said. The Duval County School Board is expected to approve two more VyStar locations at Mandarin and Fletcher high schools for the next school year at Tuesday’s board meeting. Attached Files Middleburg High School adds VyStar branch _ Clay Today 729.59 KBOctober 2016 2.72 MB Related A Bright Future Lies Ahead for a Middleburg High School Student Participating in a Career and Technical Education Program Former Middleburg High School student, Lindsey Estevez successfully earned a job at Clay County Utility Authority after completing an internship facilitated by Clay County Schools’ Career and Technical Education programs. Clay County Joins Nassau and St. Johns as 'A' School District Clay County schools jumped from a B to an A and into 8th place in the state. Clay County Schools One Point Away from "A" District Letter Grade The Clay County School District was one point away from being named an “A” District in recent scores released last week by the Florida Department of Education for the 2016-2017 school year. Florida Launches New Website to Assist with School Comparisons Florida parents searching for a school for their child can use a new state website that aims to make comparing campuses and finding "the best educational match" easier. The Florida Department of Education launched the online resources -- Florida Students Achieve.org -- this week. The Florida Department of Education launched the online resources -- Florida Students Achieve.org -- this week. Clay's Career and Technical Education Program Gives Local Workforce a Competitive Advantage Clay County Schools Celebrate Career and Technical Education Month Students and faculty in Clay County will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This year's theme is "Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!" CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country to demonstrate how CTE makes students college- and career- ready and prepares whem for high-wage, high-demand career fields. Activities include: CTE teacher and student recognition, leadership and community service events, school tours and more! Clay Career and Technical Education Pathways Create Pipelines for High-Demand Positions Career pathways created through a coordinated effort between education stakeholders and major employers provide a strategic advantage in Clay workforce development. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.