Jefferson Academies

​​​​​​​​All of our high school students benefit from small learning communities called Academies. Within the Academies,

students can choose from career pathways that allow them to further explore career areas of interest. Each pathway

is a three course sequence beginning in a student’s sophomore year that provides real-world experiences with local

businesses and professionals, linking schoolwork and the workplace. Students learn math, science, English, and social

science, but apply their academic learning to their chosen career pathway.

Many of our career pathways offer students opportunities like dual credit, articulated credit or industry certifications.

Business Academy (BAMIT)

Business & Entrepreneurship | Graphic Design | Studio Art | Information Technology

Production Academy (EMITT)

Engineering | Manufacturing | Skilled Trades | Transportation Tech

Service Academy (HPS)

Education | Law & Public Safety

Health Academy (HS)

BioMedical/Lab Sciences | Personal/Athletic Training | Nursing/Pre-Med

DEFINITION OF TERMS:

Articulated credit allows high school students to receive college credit for technical courses they completed while

in high school. The articulation process eliminates the need for duplication of courses at the college level.

Dual credit allows high school students to receive both college and high school credit. Dual credit courses

can take place either in the high school or on a college campus.

Industry certification is earned through secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs

and courses giving students professional credentials to take into the workplace.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a non-profit organization that develops STEM classes for middle and high schools.

These courses are designed for students in select pathways in the Business, Production and Health Academies.

Work-based learning experiences are opportunities provided to students based on their pathway; such as job

shadowing, career fairs, business site visits, university visits, etc. See page 24 for a list of work based learning

experiences.

Course offerings are based at the discretion of each building based on sufficient student enrollment. For current

course offerings, see your guidance counselor.

CONTENT OF THIS PLANNING GUIDE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

FOR UPDATED INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AT RPS205.COM

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