Raymond Briscoe, assistant head of The Woods Academy, received the ACT K-12 Champion Award for his oversight and efforts to enhance The Woods Academy’s curriculum, which focuses on entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation.
The ACT College and Career Readiness Champions are high school seniors, K-12 professionals, postsecondary professionals and workforce professionals who are making a positive impact on their communities through their efforts to advance college and career readiness for all. The ACT College and Career Readiness Champions are individuals across the country who support ACT’s mission of education and workplace success.
ACT State Councils — comprised of education and workforce professionals from all 50 states — serve as the selection committee and select one Champion per category for each participating state.
“To be college and career ready, children need the skills and expertise to thrive – not just survive – in a world driven by technology,” said Briscoe. “At The Woods, students learn to use complex technology to express themselves, solve problems, and create opportunities as innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Students participate in authentic projects and gain applicable skills that include collaboration, critical thinking, communication, character, and creativity, growing in the context of the world they will one day lead.”