are part of a federally funded grant to structure students’ learning
in smaller learning communities within five high schools. Each
cluster focuses learning around a broad area, much like a college
major, and they provide a great entry point for business and
community members to contribute.
the five clusters?
Arts, Communication and Humanities
Business, Management and Finance
Engineering, Mechanical and
Health, Environmental and Life
What is the purpose of a Cluster
Assist Anne Arundel County Public
Schools in implementing small learning communities:
examples from the workplace
- To help school
staff in two ways: to provide to illustrate concepts in the
curriculum, called “Blended Instruction,” and to
- Help recruit
other businesses to participate in
community involvement activities
What will Cluster
Resource Boards do?
a forum for discussion on current trends in this cluster – how
occupations in this cluster are changing, and what kinds of skills
will be needed in the future.
classroom teachers make connections between course content and work
experiences related to the cluster.
recruit businesses in the cluster for employer involvement
4. Work with post-secondary partners
in helping students make a smooth transition from high school
through academic advisement and course selection.
We need your help
in getting this new initiative up and running. In return for your
help, you get to know and work with peers in your industry area,
sharing expertise and ideas towards a common goal for your