Charter School Enters Aviation

Aug. 14–HIGH POINT — The sky’s no limit as a High Point charter school expands to offer aviation and international programs similar to those found at a local public school.
A new aviation lab at Phoenix Academy will aid the area’s future workforce as well as add current competition for Andrews Aviation Academy at Andrews High School.
The number enrolled in the Andrews academy is expected to double to 100 students with the rising ninth grade for the 2016-17 school year. The program, with strict admissions guidelines, won praise during the Guilford Education Alliance Summit in April.
Kip Blakely, vice president of customer service and government relations of Triad-based aviation company HAECO America, said his company is pleased with the caliber of employees it gets through the Andrews program but needs more workers.
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