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    Spotlight on the TC Cosmetology Program

    A Look Into the World of Cosmetology at TC! Abigail Ernst On the first floor of TC, there is a lively classroom where students not only learn skills that they will be able to use their whole life, but also learn a profession that they can begin practicing immediately after graduation from school (and passing a licensing exam).   The classroom is the home of the T.C. Williams cosmetology program, a two-year program where students can earn three high school credits a year and acquire hair, makeup, and nail skills. After completing the program, students are able to test for the state board exam (which the state pays for), allowing them…

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    Checking in with TC Alumni, Justice Jones!

    Justice Jones has been quite busy since graduating from T.C Williams 10 years ago. Jones attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus, where he started out in Broadcast Journalism, then switched majors to Advertising and Public Relations. During his time at the University of Nebraska, Jones interned with Adidas, worked for the campus newspaper, The Daily Nebraskan, started the official student section organization for the athletic department with friends, and did film production for the athletic department. Following graduation from Nebraska, Jones moved back to DC to work for a multi-company sales and marketing firm, then transferred to a tech company where he has been working for the past three…

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    Spotlight on the Career Preparation Program

    Amazing opportunities await the Citywide Special Education students in Alexandria. Unlike most middle schoolers, special education students go directly from middle school to the T.C. King Street Campus, bypassing Minnie Howard altogether. They begin high school in the Career Preparation program, a program that prepares students with disabilities for life beyond their post-secondary education.

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    Where Do We Go From Here?

    There is an end in sight to Virtual Plus+ learning for all Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) students, unfortunately, it appears to be at the end of a very long tunnel. Through a series of meetings with the School Board, ACPS recently proposed their plan to return to in-person learning starting as early as November. However, the plan to return does not include every grade in ACPS at the beginning.

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    Teachers’ Opinions On Semester Scheduling

    Teachers share the roadblocks they have confronted as they transition from in-person to virtual school. Abigail Ernst and Katie Vastola The shift to virtual school has demanded high school teachers completely rethink the style of their courses, as year-long courses have changed to semester-long courses and twice-to-thrice-a-week classes shifting to be five days a week. With no indication of return to in-person learning anytime soon, some teachers like Matthew Zahn are not preparing for a return to in-person classes. “I don’t want to prepare for something that might not even happen,” Mr. Zahn said.  The 2020-2021 schedule consists of students taking four classes each semester. With the first semester, red…