A Career Academies model allows us to offer more career-based electives so that students are more likely to not only graduate, but to have as many options, certifications, career knowledge, hands-on experiences, and/or college credit as possible when they graduate. Career Academies accomplish the following for our students: 1) they allow students to experience career themes in a smaller, more focused learning environment, 2) receive college-prep or career-prep sequential curriculum within a career theme (to include college courses, apprenticeships, internships, certifications,  hands-on training and demonstrations, service projects, personal interaction with employers, etc.) so that they are already building skills and requirements for a pathway after graduation; 3) benefit from a Career Academy team that forges partnerships with public and private partners to allow for the career-prep opportunities above.

Various electives and required courses are tied to each career-related study, some of which are taught at HSWCHS and others that are taught at National Park College, at industry specific sites, vocational institutions, medical facilities, and other professional or academic sites. Each career-related study offered at HSWCHS is part of one of the three Career Academies as follows: Liberal Studies (which includes International Baccalaureate Programme opportunities), Business and Industrial Technologies, and Education and Healthcare.

During Freshman Academy, we work to offer our students a sampling of each of our career-focused academies. Students will then choose an academy before 10th grade that will help shape class selections through graduation.

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