Dear Lexington Four Community,
Our faculty and staff appreciate the opportunity to partner with families and our community to prepare students for the future. Decades of research verify what we know intuitively, outstanding school systems result from the combined efforts of educators, students, families, and community members working together. We are fortunate in Lexington Four that all stakeholder groups are committed to ensuring the success of our students.
The knowledge and skills students need to be prepared for careers, post-secondary training, and citizenship in the 21st Century are constantly being redefined. We strive to provide students with the programs and opportunities necessary to develop these skills. There are many excellent career options available to students who graduate from high school with well-respected industry certifications such as Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), or American Welding Society (AWS) to mention a few.
Whether after graduation or later in life, postsecondary training can help individuals increase their career options by earning non-degree certifications, one-year technical college diplomas, two-year degrees or four-year degrees. There are excellent middle-skill and higher-skilled career opportunities in the Midlands and can be found at the link below on the Midlands Education & Business Alliance website. These career listings and average salaries show examples of excellent career opportunities for all educational levels.
In either the workplace or community setting soft skills are considered to be critically important for both employability and life success. These skills characterize a person’s interactions with others and include: communication skills, positive attitude, adaptability, teamwork, goal orientation, and problem-solving skills. Lexington Four will continually strive to provide students opportunities to acquire these skills through involvement in the general school setting along with co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Our system is collaborating with numerous entities and institutions to establish mutually beneficial relationships that will enhance and sustain the elements of well-being in our community. However, none of these relationships are more crucial to student success than our partnership with parents and community members to prepare students to make a positive impact in our community and beyond. We are excited to be a partner in building opportunities for all our students.
Robert E. Maddox, Jr., Ed.D