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Reception to Celebrate School of Education Partnership Thursday


On Thursday, February 9, the St. John Fisher College Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education will host a reception for the campus community to spread the word about the School’s partnership with the Rochester Early College and International High School (RECIHS). The reception will be held from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Gallery Room of the Skalny Welcome Center.     

RECIHS Principal Marlene Blocker, along with faculty and scholars from RECIHS, will be on campus to talk about the partnership, and more specifically about the mission of RECIHS.

RECIHS is one of the 12 original, innovative “early college high schools” in New York State that partner with community businesses and educational institutions. In addition to Fisher, RECIHS partners with Monroe Community College (MCC), Xerox, and the Asia Society.

The school is made up of small learning communities based on rigor, relationships, and partnerships. It is geared towards first generation college students, offering them the opportunity to earn over 20 college credits from Fisher and MCC.

As an International Studies School, RECIHS’ mission is to prepare globally competent and caring citizens. They provide a year-round school program that offers summer credit recovery and credit-earning opportunities. Students are required to take a service-learning course. Additionally, as a part of its global focus, it offers students dual language opportunities, Model United Nations programs, and interdisciplinary research projects that address community and global issues.

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