Senior Ameer Harris represented Henry Ford High School in a special session with Detroit Public School Community District’s Superintendent Nikkoli Vitti on Oct. 24.
Student leaders were selected from various schools throughout the district to attend as Vitti shared “Blueprint 2020" -- a strategic plan for rebuilding Detroit's Public Schools. Harris and other students engaged in a meaningful dialogue with Vitti to share thoughts and concerns about DPSCD.
Students collaborated and discussed important issues surrounding DPSCD, as well as suggestions to improve the quality of learning. Students highlighted their individual concerns regarding schools, discussing the pros and cons.
Harris proposed that all schools have dual enrollment courses, Advance Placement courses, and IBM or business courses.
“Through these courses, students can be better prepared for their next phase of learning," Harris said.
Harris said he appreciates seminar classes and finds them essential.
“Seminar classes provide students with additional study time and time to complete homework," he said. Most importantly, seminar classes provide enrichment opportunities and techniques to raise scores on standardized test.
Harris has a 3.8 GPA and will graduate Class of 2018 Salutatorian. He is presently undecided about the college he will attend in the fall, but plans to major in mechanical engineering and minor in business. After college, Harris plans to be an entrepreneur and a community leader.
In his spare time, Harris enjoys playing basketball. Harris has played basketball on several teams since the age of 7. Presently, Harris plays small forward and Captain of Henry Ford’s boys basketball team.
Photo Tagline: Superintendent Nikkoli Vitti and Henry Ford's Senior Ameer Harris pictured during a student leader meeting on October 24, 2017. Harris was selected to attend a special meeting with Vitti as he shared "Blueprint 2020" -- a strategic plan for rebuilding Detroit Public Schools.