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What is an ACADEMY?

College and career academies transform the traditional high school model to prepare all students for careers by linking academic subjects to career themes. Students and teachers use experiential learning to make lessons come alive. Different pathways designed and supported by educators, business representatives and post-secondary partners are created to introduce students to a variety of college and career options.

Small Learning Communities

In the academy model, a small-learning community joins students, educators and business partners based on shared interests. Together, they focus their work on building a collective environment that engages every student.

Learning Through a Career Lens

Students in academies will concentrate on technical and work ethic skills that can be applied in college or any career. Real-world problems are brought to life in the classroom, which encourages critical thinking and creativity. This focuses their learning on a career path that is interesting to them and meets academic standards and goals.

Business and Community Engagement

In partnership with The Academies of Greater Clark, local businesses provide advisors for teachers and mentors for students. The partnership creates a current and relevant curriculum and gives students access to job fairs, college and industry visits, career shadowing, internships and capstone projects.

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