A group of students, teachers, counselors and staff organized as a "school-within-a-school" to pursue instruction in the context of a particular career major or group of related majors. Indiana has made a significant commitment to the organization of career academies in schools across the state.
A learning community in which small groups of students with common teachers participate in integrated academic and career/technical courses related to a career focus area.Examples: Project Lead-the-Way (engineering); Finance Academy.
a high school program in which a group of students stay together with the same teachers for two, three, or four years
a high school program that organizes curriculum and instruction in academic
an ideal way to organize instruction and student experiences around a career theme
a personalized small learning community within a high school, selecting a subset of students and teachers for a two-, three-, or four-year span
a small learning community within a high school and comprises a cluster of students who have some of the same teachers from different subjects working together as a team
a small learning community within a high school, which selects a subset of students and teachers for a two-, three-, or four-year period
a type of high school small learning community that provides a college-preparatory curriculum with a career-related theme
a type of school-within-a-school that provides a college-preparatory curriculum with a career-related theme
A career academy is typically a school within-a-school that offers students academic programs organized broad career themes. Often integrating classroom instruction with work-based learning, academics try to equip students with necessary skills for both workforce entry and postsecondary admissions. Curricula are planned with the assistance of business partners, who suggest program structure, classroom speakers, host field trips, and provide mentors for individual students. Students may be placed in jobs related to their field of study in the summer, and may spend some part of their senior year participating in a work experience program.