University High students who are enrolled in the Academy of Education are getting hands-on experience as student teachers at Alta Vista. This experience prepares them for the demands of serving as a teacher and motivates them to seek professional training in college.
The Alta Vista teachers also benefit. Having the student teachers in their classroom enables teachers to provide to the needs of all their students. As a result, everyone benefits from the program.
Sarah Shields from University High explains more in this video about Ready, Set, Teach at Alta Vista Elementary.