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The visit included stops at the Life Science Academy, part of the multi-district Community Campus program that has been focused on providing opportunities for students from five area high schools in high need workforce areas aligned to the Owensboro economy. The second stop was at the Owensboro Innovation Academy, Kentucky's only New Tech Network high school that is a collaboration between the two districts. Both programs also include significant collaboration with regional employers and postsecondary institutions, such as Owensboro Health and the Owensboro Community and Technical College in the case of the Life Science Academy and the Centre for Business and Research, the community business incubator at the Innovation Academy.
In an era where many independent and county school districts find themselves in open and, at times, hostile competition with each other, the Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Public Schools have provided multiple models for collaboration paving the way for student and community success.