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Speciality Centers

An Overview

Frequently Asked Questions

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Specialty schools concentrate on special interests or talents of students. The centers offer Roanoke County students choices to focus their learning experiences and offer rigorous courses to students who have specific interests and career goals. Students must complete an application and be accepted before they enter a specialty center. If students complete the four-year sequence of classes at the center, they will be awarded a special seal on their diploma. All classes will begin at 7:30 a.m. (zero period).  Bus transportation will be provided back to the home school only. Parents must transport their students to the specific specialty center in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Center for Business and Marketing
William Byrd High School


The primary emphasis of the Center for Business and Marketing is to utilize appropriate technology to build a solid foundation of business and marketing practices that form the basis for all industry operations. Many fundamental social, economic and legal practices are explored; an emphasis is also placed on employees’ abilities to effectively make decisions in the competitive work environment. Other fundamentals such as financing operations, organizing businesses and marketing particular products and services are also examined and evaluated.

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Center for Engineering
Burton Center for Arts and Technology


The Center for Engineering offers a four-year advanced curriculum integrating math, science and technology as a study of the profession of engineering. The Center’s curriculum focuses on the development of the theoretical understandings of the engineering discipline and on the practical skills and understandings necessary for any engineer.


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Center for Global Studies
Northside High School


The Center for Global Studies is a four-year course of study, which will adjust and accelerate the English and social studies curriculum. Students will be placed into an advanced curriculum that will concentrate on the global community, governments, economics, religions/cultures and social interactions throughout the world. The English and social studies curriculum will be blocked to encourage collaborative instruction between the two areas and to allow extended activities.

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Center for Mass Communication Studies
Burton Center for Arts and Technology

The Center for Mass Communication is a four-year course of study in the areas of television, radio and print media. Students will study the history and development of the different media, marketing techniques and develop skills necessary to operate a student run radio and TV station and print productions. A supervised internship in the areas of television, radio and print media will be part of the fourth year of study.

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Center for the Performing Arts
Burton Center for Arts and Technology

The Center for the Performing Arts is a four-year course of study, which will expose talented and interested students to the performing arts. Students will study instrumental music or musical theater and dance and have the opportunity to perform for various events.

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Center for Visual Arts and Museum Studies
Burton Center for Arts and Technology

The Center for Visual Arts offers a four-year accelerated program for students who are talented and motivated in the visual arts. Students accepted into the program will participate in accelerated and enriched artistic experiences that integrate studio work, research, critique and aesthetics in the visual arts.


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