JCAC Students Conduct Service-Learning Project at William Woods

JCAC students design greeting cards for deployed soldiers.
JCAC students design greeting cards for deployed soldiers.

Students from the Jefferson City Academic Center (JCAC) got a taste of college recently when they visited the William Woods University campus.

About 30 students participated in a college planning session, lunch in the dining hall and a campus tour. They also collaborated on a service-learning art project, making greeting cards for deployed soldiers with Terry Martin, professor of art.

“What an amazing day we had on campus … the kids so enjoyed themselves,” Brooke Morris, a service-learning teacher at JCAC, said. “We really enjoyed Terry and the service/art project, lunch was a hit, and the afternoon walk on campus was fun and educational.”

The Jefferson City Academic Center is an alternative high school setting and was the first alternative school in Missouri to be named a National School of Character. Students who thrive in nontraditional classrooms find meaningful ways to engage in the community through educated Service-Learning at JCAC. The principal, Deanne Fisher, received her education specialist degree from William Woods.