• Career academies are small, personalized learning communities within a high school, that integrate rigorous core academic subjects with career and technical courses with an industry-specific theme, and include partnerships with employers, community leaders, and postsecondary education.

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Rigor | Relevance | Relationships

  • Rigor Relevance Relationships

    Contribution to Rigor

    • Major area of interest selected in part of the student's personalized education and career plan
    • High expectations for all students
    • Access to college-prep curriculum
    • Curriculum meets or exceeds state standards, college entrance requirements, and industry standards
    • Students are engaged in planning and making decisions for their future

    Contribution to Relevance

    • Students are motivated by applied, contextual, project-baxed teaching and learning
    • Students select career academy based on life goals and career interests/li>
    • Students gain invaluable career experience
    • Students develop skills important to success in careers, life, society
    • Students are provided pathways to postsecondary education

    Contribution to Relationships

    • Smaller settings allow for students, teachers, and community partners to know each other well
    • Students grouped together for several periods per day for several years with teachers and advisors
    • Community partners serve as role models, mentors, and advisors

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