Mills University Studies High School

Mills University Studies High School is located in the southeast quadrant of Pulaski County. Our state of the art facilities are attractive and reputable. We anticipate great opportunities for our stakeholders in all areas and the sky’s the limit for our Public Service, DRIVEN, Digital Communications, and Fine Arts, and more.

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Academy of Digital Communications & Fine Arts

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Welcome from Principal Duane Clayton

Mills University Principal Duane ClaytonHello and welcome to the Academies of Mills U.S. High School whereas we anticipate rich and relevant programs to engage our students and community in the following pathways: Digital Communications and Fine Arts via Mobile App Development, Social Media and Comm/Web Design, A/V Tech, Branding, Advertising & Graphic Design, Performing Arts, Leadership through Army JROTC, Public Service including Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement.

These new structures will allow students to have choice and voice as students thrive in college and career paths that will qualify and equip them for relevant experiences which encompass leadership and learning beyond the classroom. Our staff is very skilled in these pathways. We promote strategies to promote learning and success by having a better awareness of how to meet the needs of our students as we engage with youth contexts as an anchor of culturally responsive instruction. Our goal is to develop social networks that foster student immersion in the larger communities.

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Academy of Digital Communications & Fine Arts

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Scholars, in the A/V Technology and Film pathway, develop skills needed to design and produce complete recording sessions and perform mix-down, mastering, and post-production tasks. Scholars receive hands-on experiences using digital and film cameras, filters, lights, microphones, audio equipment, editing systems, and other motion picture equipment. Possible careers include computer support specialist, sound technicians or audio engineering.

The Advertising & Graphic Design pathway is for scholars interested in pursuing careers as multimedia artists, graphic designers and communications specialists. The pathway is designed so that scholars will develop strong knowledge in communications technologies and software applications and digital graphics. Upon completion of the program of study, scholars will be prepared to pursue advanced study in commercial art, graphic design or advertising.

In the Hospitality and Tourism pathway scholars focus on the skills and knowledge needed for careers within the hospitality industry, including hotel management, customer service, managing and operating restaurants, tourism attractions and travel advising.

This pathway is designed for scholars interested in computer programming specifically related to the creation of mobile applications and web design. Scholars will develop standard programming techniques and learn the logic tools and methods typically used by programmers to create mobile apps and websites.

The Social Media and Communications pathway is for scholars interested in pursuing careers as communication and social media specialists, marketing and public relations. The pathway is designed so that scholars will develop strong knowledge in communications technologies and software applications. Upon completion of the program of study, scholars will be prepared to pursue advanced study in marketing or communications, or seek entry level employment with such organizations.

The Theatre Production and Stage Makeup pathway is designed to prepare scholars for careers by developing an understanding of makeup application specifically targeted toward theatre productions, hair techniques and chemical services, facial and skin care procedures and efficient and safe work practices. Possible careers include makeup artist, nail technician, barber, cosmetologist, skin care specialist and salon owner.

Academy of Leadership & Social Services

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JROTC stands for the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps and is a military regulated program with a mission to educate scholars in leadership roles while making them aware of the benefits of citizenship. Possible careers span a variety of industries such as engineering, communications, logistics, aviation, intelligence, finance, medical, legal, etc. within the military.

This pathway focuses on law, leadership, society, governance, communications and ethics. Scholars choosing this pathway will be exposed to numerous careers including law, law enforcement, corrections and security related to criminal law, criminal justice, and juvenile justice. Those scholars specifically interested in pre-law, will be exposed to basic principles common to business, personal and civil law.

The Nutrition & Dietetics Pathway prepares scholars to focus on using the scientific method to study the various relationships between food science, nutrition, food engineering, nutrition-related diseases, food safety, and food preparation. Laboratory skills in food preparation as well as measuring, recording, and analyzing data is used to explore these relationships. Experimental methods are employed to analyze food mixtures, food microbiology, food preservations, and complex food systems. Scholars are able to analyze the interaction of nutrition, foods, and fitness for overall wellness of individuals and develop essential skills in food safety and food preparation practices needed in the food industry.

Scholars in the Health Science Pathway focus on the developing child, nutrition and disease, and the human body systems in order to prepare for medical professions. Experiential learning includes child observations while studying child development theories, food science, and laboratory dissection. Upon completion of this pathway, scholars will be prepared for training or a college education in biotechnology, diagnostic services, health informatics, health support services, or therapeutic services.

The University Studies pathway is a program of education where scholars prepare for college by acquiring a depth of knowledge and understanding through their coursework to prepare them for college. Scholars will take a variety of AP classes and classes with concurrent credit at a post-secondary institution.

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501-490-5700

501-490-5709

mills.pcssd.org

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • College Station Elementary
  • Daisy Bates Elementary
  • Harris Elementary
  • Landmark Elementary
  • Mills Middle

Duane Clayton

Principal