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SOUTHERN DROPOUT PREVENTION ALLIANCE
Toll Free: 866-773-1422 / Fax: 866-877-7640

Email: askus@southerndpa.org

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Career Academies


Let the Southern Dropout Prevention Alliance design and implement career academies in your schools/ school district. Our goal is to provide collaborative support and resources for existing and emerging career academies. Our three year plan of support and redesign model includes support to help develop curriculum, improve instruction, and provide student support services around career themes in academies. Our academy design encompasses quality and the National Standards of Practice.

Career Academies are schools within schools that link students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a structured environment that fosters academic success. The career academy concept has three key elements:

  • A small learning community (SLC)
  • A college-prep sequential curriculum with a career theme
  • An advisory board that forges partnerships with employers, higher education institutions, and the community

Teams of teachers work across several academic and technical subjects, grouping students in cohorts for these classes and follow a program of study. Our innovative academy design will provide high school students with connections and relationships to engage them in a more rigorous and relevant curriculum.

Our services and support will improve academic achievement and student outcomes. Email us at askus@southerndpa.org or call at 866-773-1422 to get your school, school district, on the road to academic excellence.