If you could create your own school what would it look like?
Would it prepare you to take a good job immediately upon graduation? Or would you stay on your selected career path to your next level of education? Would you be able to find good careers in your hometown? Would you like to know that your community – business, civic and educational – is vitally interested in your personal success? Would you like to earn college credits while still in high school? Would you like to learn in small groups of students using state-of-the-art, work-based learning opportunities? Would you like your academic career to revolve around a career that just might be right for you?
If you’re ready to sign up, you’ll be happy to know that schools like this exist all across Georgia. They’re called college and career academies, and they help students prepare for 21st century real life.
What is a college and career academy (CCA)? A CCA means a specialized charter school established by a partnership which requires cooperation from and between business, industry and community sponsors to help prepare students for careers in local and regional industries.
College and Career academies in Georgia provide a unique approach to serving high school and adult students through the use of the following elements:
- Preparing students for college and career
- Offering sequenced curriculum that integrates academic and career-based learning
- Providing students the opportunity to earn high school and college credits through dual credit courses
- Linking the academy to business, civic community and higher education
- Increasing student performance and achievement
- Reflecting local economic needs
- CCAs are charter schools that demonstrate the partnership between secondary, postsecondary, and the community.
Georgia College & Career Academies goal includes raising student’s aspirations and commitment while increasing their academic and career achievement. Career academies, located across Georgia, offer a variety of structures, and their numbers continue to grow each year.
Effingham Career Academy
Floyd County College & Career Academy
Golden Isles Career Academy
Hapeville Charter Career Academy
P.R.E.P. Career Academy (Thomasville)
Athens Community & Career Academy
Douglas County College & Career Academy
Houston County Career Academy
Lanier Charter Career Academy
Southeastern Early College & Career Academy
Warren County Career Academy
Carroll County College & Career Academy
Central Education Center
Decatur Career Academy
Liberty College & Career Academy
Newton College & Career Academy
Rockdale Career Academy
Baldwin County Career Academy
Gordon County Schools College & Career Academy
Heart of GA (Dublin)
Barrow College & Career Academy
Lamar County College & Career Academy
Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy
Putnam County College & Career Academy
Henry County Academy for Advanced Studies
Bartow County College & Career Academy
Regional Advanced Agriculture-Industry College & Career Academy
To learn more about Georgia College & Career Academies, please visit their web site at www.georgiacareeracademies.org