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    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. 

    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
    • 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 wtih teachers and advisors
    • Community partners serve as role models, mentors, and advisors

     

    The information above was taken directly from the BPS CTE webiste. For additional information about career academies and other CTE programs, please click here.