NAHS IMPACTO Program

IMPACTO (Industry as a Means to Prepare for Academic, Career, & Technology Opportunities) was developed by the New Albany School District in collaboration with local businesses and industries, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Blue Mountain College, and the Mississippi Department of Education. The IMPACTO program has become a model in the region and many high schools have reached out to our district to learn more about how we are helping our students reach their career goals.

Juniors and Seniors at New Albany High School are being provided opportunities that have the potential to open doors for their future careers.  NAHS has worked to create and implement an innovative internship program since 2018.

“One of the goals of our five-year strategic plan is to prepare all students to be college and career ready,” explained Superintendent Dr. Lance Evans.  “This internship program includes students who wish to go directly into the workforce or pursue different levels of education past high school.”

Students in this program complete a Career Readiness class in the fall and work toward achieving six or more dual enrollment hours.   In addition, these students gain certifications in WorkKeys and leadership courses.   Skills and concepts learned in this class prepare students for a 100-hour summer internship with a community partner in which they have a career interest.

IMPACTO Pathways

IMPACTO Newsroom

  • IMPACTO Guest Presentation

    Miss Mississippi Volunteer Rachel Shumaker and Sgt. Bryan McGee served as guest speakers on November 11 in the IMPACTO class at New Albany High School. They discussed the MS Highway Patrol DRIVE platform pertaining to driver safety awareness for teens in Mississippi. The post IMPACTO Guest Presentation appeared first on New Albany Schools.

  • Guest Speakers Discuss Careers in Energy at NAHS

    On Wednesday, August 27, representatives from Schneider Electric presented to the STEM Skillpath 2030 students and the IMPACTO internship students at New Albany High School.  The representatives discussed careers in energy, mechanical and electrical engineering and discussed the energy saving partnership Schneider Electric and New Albany School District has had over the past several years.  [...] The post Guest Speakers Discuss Careers in Energy at NAHS appeared first on New Albany Schools.

  • New Albany School District Announces New Energy Career Program for High School Juniors and Seniors

    District to launch energy career development program with the help of Schneider Electric New Albany School District today announced the launch of AMPLIFY: Bringing STEM to Life, the energy concentration of the school’s IMPACTO career readiness program. AMPLIFY will give students the opportunity for real-life exposure to careers in the energy field, with the specific [...] The post New Albany School District Announces New Energy Career Program for High School Juniors and Seniors appeared first on New Albany Schools.

  • NAHS Senior Selected for Creating Your Future Internship Program

    Chris Brennan, a senior at New Albany High School, has been selected to participate in an innovative internship program this semester at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs.  The Toyota Creating Your Future internship is a fifteen week program that focuses on developing a highly skilled workforce to enhance Mississippi's future. The program includes the Manufacturing Skills Basic [...] The post NAHS Senior Selected for Creating Your Future Internship Program appeared first on New Albany Schools.

  • IMPACTO Interns Utilize SkillPath 2030 Lab

    New Albany High School juniors have been utilizing the SkillPath 2030 Lab.  Students who are in the IMPACTO internship readiness class have been learning about the technology that is used in the career sectors in northeast Mississippi.  Students enjoyed working with laser engraving and 3D printing.  Special thanks to Three Rivers Planning & Development for providing the lab [...] The post IMPACTO Interns Utilize SkillPath 2030 Lab appeared first on New Albany Schools.