Press Release: 11/14/2011
The College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State is partnering with Folsom High School to provide cultural support to their new Global Program Studies (GPS) specialized diploma. This is the first year of the GPS program at Folsom High School.
Beginning November 9, students from CCE’s ELI program will be traveling to Folsom High School several times a year to give cultural presentations to GPS students. The partnership provides an opportunity for the mutually beneficial exchange of ideas. Students from both schools will have the opportunity to ask questions about the other’s culture.
“We wanted to do something different and bring cultural experience down to the high school level. It will give our students that extra step – that competitive edge,” says assistant principal John Bliss. “It also allows them to build their own cultural bridges and better understand their society and surroundings from a global perspective.”
Folsom principal Kathryn Allaman hopes that in future visits, ELI students can also participate in typical high school experiences with the Folsom student body – such as homecoming, football games and other events. She also hopes that these collaborative visits will occur on at least a quarterly basis and that CCE will eventually send visiting international teachers to interact with the GPS students.
Both Katherine and John are Sacramento State alumni and are proud to support the campus and further the mission of global engagement, while also affording their students the opportunity to network with our international visitors.
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