Students excel in new Geographic Information Systems Academy

DPS in January launched a new Geographic Information Systems Academy for all DPS high school students. The 10-week program covered 21st-century skills in the area of Geographic Information Systems, which is an open field with high paying jobs.

The GIS Saturday Academy yielded 8 students who completed the first course, which is very rigorous and offered at the college level. Students completed the course in 8 weeks.

“I admire the diligence of all the students who participated every Saturday morning during our Michigan winter,” said Sheryl Jones, Director of the DPS Department of Multilingual/Multicultural Education.

The students all received industry-recognized certificates from ESRI, a tech firm.

Students left to right:

Marsallis Jolly (Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men), Barbara Venson (Martin Luther King Jr.), Jordi Wills (Martin Luther King Jr.), Mon’ifah Brown (Northwestern), Leslie M. Rosa Berrocales (Western International), Raven Hanks (Communication and Media Arts), Johnathan Whorton (Cass Technical), and Jerome Shy (Cass Technical)

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