Career pre-academies are small, personalized learning communities within a Middle School. Students enter the academy through a voluntary process; which requires them to apply and be accepted with parental knowledge and support A career pre-academy involves teachers from different subjects working together as a team Staff teams, who often share common planning time, work together to implement the key features of the academy and provide students with training in the career field. Students may be grouped together for several periods every day with a core group of teachers. This promotes a family-like atmosphere and results in close student-teacher ties. A Career academy includes the following essential elements; 1. A small learning community supported by a local advisory committee 2. A career theme that includes a college-preparation curriculum and lead to industry certification 3. Partnerships with employers, the community, and higher education stakeholders
Band - Students are involved in numerous competitions and concerts throughout the school year including performances at the local high school auditorium.
Rock and Roll - Students have the ability to perform, manage and produce music in a creative setting using Guitars, keyboards, Bass Guitar, and Drums.
Orchestra - Students learn how to read music and play various stringed instruments and can participate in competitions throughout the year.
Chorus - Students learn to sing in a group and will participate in competitions and shows throughout the year.
We strive to maintain the high expectations for individual effort, motivation, organization and student behavior that are expected in the Accelerated Studies Program. Successful completion of the Accelerated Academy can result in High School credits in Algebra I Hon, Geometry Hon, Earth/Space Science Hon, and Spanish I Hon.