SEVA Studio Profile
The Media Communications Academy is a renowned media pathway program at Center High School in the Center Joint Unified School District. MCA acts as a unique “school within a school” where the program becomes a like tight-knit family for students. In this way, students feel supported and challenged during their entire high school career. MCA offers students the ability to study animation, graphic design, publications as well as media and broadcasting CTV. One major highlight of MCA is their Sports Broadcasting Cougars Sports Network which gives students exciting real-life experience. Student have the ability to create cross curricular projects and attend real world field trips and media events. The Academy is supported by a strong team of teachers that work together to make sure each student succeeds.
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SEVA Teacher Brina Jope
It takes a special teacher to be part of the Media Communications Academy (MCA) at Center High School and Brina Jope is just that. Ms. Jope has truly found her niche at MCA. She piloted the Sports Broadcasting program and has taken on the huge job of providing her students the experience of live sports broadcasting. Students in her classes have a unique role as leaders within the whole school community and take their platform seriously. Ms. Jope loves how teaching media is an immersive educational experience that is unlike any other class on campus. She does an outstanding job inspiring her students to showcase their personalities through media and share their perspective with a wide audience. She shows her dedication to her students by always keeping her students motivated and enthusiastic with her fun energy. During distance learning, she has prioritized the mental health of her students and has given them new projects to help them deal with this difficult time while perfecting their media skills. Thank you, Ms. Jope, for being a true champion for your students.
In Memory of Vernon Bisho: An Original SEVA Teacher
Vernon Bisho was a pioneer of media education in the Sacramento region. His unique humor, passion for collaboration, and ability to connect with people of all ages was remarkable. Mr. Bisho was truly one of a kind and leaves behind a legacy that will positively influence generations to come.