Your Future is Your Choice With Career Academies
The School District of Escambia County’s career academies are small learning communities within middle or high schools that focus on a career pathway for a two-, three-, or four-year span. Students enter through a voluntary application process; they must apply and be accepted, with parental knowledge and support. Students in a career academy take a mixture of career (usually one or two) and academic (usually three or four) classes each year. Classes meet entrance requirements for four- year universities. Students develop knowledge in a given industry, and—in most academies—students have opportunities to earn industry certification relevant to the career academy. Students’ senior year may include work experience, paid or unpaid, in the community.
Admission Requirements for Career Academies
- All students must have a "C" average
- All students must have no recurring discipline problems
- All students must have no serious attendance issues
Waivers are considered: parents may appeal if the students does not meet one or more of the requirements. Space is limited.