Program of Choice applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted between January 19, 2017, and February 10, 2017.
Why should you join a Career Academy?
The most important reason to join is students become part of a group who share their interests and desire to learn about a specific career field. Students will be taught by teachers with expertise in the career field and excitement to engage learning.
Joining a Career Academy can also provide opportunities that may not be available to other high schools students. Students may earn more college credits or earn industry certifications through their enrollment, as well as become more involved in local businesses. Students participating in a Career Academy have a clear path for graduation. Each academy meets all graduation requirements and prepares students for post-secondary education and/or the world of work. While in the academy, students have an opportunity to participate in special activities and events that provide greater awareness of the specific career area and opportunities within that area. Academy participants will be part of a small group of students with similar interests completing courses together. An advisor and business mentor will be provided to answer questions and help each student as they complete their high school experience. Many programs offer industry certification exams. Those passed are listed on the high school transcript and may count as college credits depending on the college/university the student attends and the major the student pursues.