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WHAT IS A CAREER ACADEMY //

A Career Academy allows students to study a career pathway throughout their school day. It includes a specific instructional focus and has certain characteristics. Learn more about the Shelton Academies in the Shelton Academies Vision Book.

ACADEMY CHARACTERISTICS //

  • 9th Grade: Career exploration
  • 10th Grade: Guest speakers and industry-related field trips
  • 11th Grade: Job shadow experience
  • 12th Grade: Capstone Project including related work in the field

ACADEMY GOALS //

  • Link educational opportunities to real-life experiences
  • Create a strong alliance between education and industries
  • Develop a workforce for local careers
  • Every student is eligible to graduate with Industry Recognized Credentials and/or college credit

ACADEMY TERMS & DEFINITIONS //

Academy - A collection of courses organized into pathways that all have a common theme such as health science.

Pathway - A sequence of courses take each year with a common theme. The Patient Care pathway in the Health Science Academy (HSA) is an example. Learn more about the pathways offered by downloading our Shelton Academies Brochure.

Project-Based Learning (PBL) - PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge (frompblworks.org).

Teaching through the lens or with the flavor of the academy - This refers to the practice of including real-world examples linking your content to an academy theme.

 
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The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Linda Arnold, Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).

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