TRANSFORMING EDUCATION

At 3DE Schools by Junior Achievement, education isn’t just available — IT’S IRRESISTIBLE!

What is 3DE? Relevant Authentic Experiential

3DE Schools by Junior Achievement re-engineers high school education to be more relevant, experiential, and authentically-connected to the complexities of the real world in order to prepare today’s students for the demands of tomorrow’s economy.

Designed to solve barriers to opportunity, 3DE Schools bring relevance and application across content using case methodology. By integrating the business community and industry in systematic ways it lifts competencies for competitiveness. 3DE Schools systematically address the structural inequalities in education by providing access to in-demand careers, fostering school stability through engagement, and building a culture of inclusionary instruction and individual value.

Starting Fall 2022:

The two 3DE Schools in South Florida will provide all students with equitable access to high quality education that unlocks their learning and meets the demands of the future economy.

Charles W. Flanagan High School
Pembroke Pines, FL

McArthur High School
Hollywood, FL

THE PARTNERSHIP: Progressive Join Venture

3DE by Junior Achievement combines our core competencies with that of the school districts and the broader business community to initiate transformation from the inside out. The model leverages our networks, resources and expertise to create a cost-effective and scalable solution that maximizes the impact for all involved.

Facilitating the Development of 3DE Schools in the South Florida Market

HOW WAS 3DE CREATED?

At Junior Achievement, We Believe Education Can Be a Catalyst to a Life of Opportunity…​

But, for far too many students, this is not their reality. ​

In 2015, 3DE was developed through a shared vision from leaders within education, business and Junior Achievement. This collaboration of passionate and innovative individuals united around the belief that equitable access to high quality education is the lever to economic mobility. ​

With 90 percent of students in public schools, the focus was to develop public-private partnerships to systemically re-engineer education to better reflect the real world and prepare students for life beyond the classroom walls.

3DE: “A NEW INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL TO TRANSFORM HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION”

Through 3DE’s Competency-based Case Method, students master competencies for economic competitiveness, while increasing learning engagement and strengthening academic comprehension.

This comprehensive instructional approach unlocks the creative capital of educators and fosters and behaviors, skills and mindsets so all students have the capability, experiences and self-efficacy to lead choice-filled lives.

3DE Schools prepare today’s students for the demands of tomorrow’s economy by:

    • Integrating business challenges (i.e., real-world concepts) directly into education, learning moves past theory to heighten students’ appreciation for academics (e.g., Reading, History, Math, Science, etc.) and long-term workforce aspirations.
    • Infusing business connectivity into ALL aspects of learning to deepen students’ understanding of core academic subjects, to sustain student classroom engagement, and to develop the necessary workforce development skill sets for success.

What Makes 3DE Schools Unique?

The 3DE school “within-a-school” model uses real-world experiences to connect standards based learning and project-based application to create interdisciplinary learning environments. This model breaks through traditional barriers and redesigns the framework of education from the inside out – expanding economic opportunity for ALL students. It…

1. Provides access and exposure for students to diverse, high-growth careers

2. Provides businesses innovative perspectives to discover new productivity ideas and/or solutions by tomorrow’s leaders, future consumers, and future employees

3DE Schools Thrive

3DE fosters a highly engaging and motivational environment to empower students with the knowledge, skills and ambition to navigate their own path to success. The reflections below are a snapshot of the energy and camaraderie that developed among 3DE students and teachers.

97% OF 3DE STUDENTS FEEL ENCOURAGED BY THEIR TEACHERS.

98% OF 3DE STUDENTS FEEL EXCITED ABOUT THEIR FUTURES.

98% OF 3DE TEACHERS SAY THEY’RE INSPIRED TO BE A BETTER TEACHER.

3DE Schools Success at Banneker High School

Partner with Us…

Partnerships catalyze profound transformation. 3DE by Junior Achievement combines core competencies with our school districts and the broader business community.

Help support the impact today.

The Impact…

3DE Schools accelerates students’ social and academic outcomes through learning that builds the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive. We engage and elevate potential, inspire and expand boundaries, and empower and excel opportunities for all students.

Learn how 3DE Schools have already made an impact.

Learn More…

3DE Schools by Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Our goal is to systemically re-engineer high school education to expand economic opportunity for all students.

Learn more about 3DE by Junior Achievement.

There is an Undeniable Link Between Quality Education and Economic Opportunity

3DE is designed to make high quality education accessible to all students.

Interested in Becoming a 3DE Case Challenge Business Partner? Please Contact Jill Reipsa, Director of Workforce Development, at Jill@JASouthFlorida.org.

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