Career Academies are high school based "schools-within-schools." This business-driven model incorporates a number of innovative features, including a family-like atmosphere, integration of academic and career- related curriculum, and involvement of employers in a number of roles. Career academies have had a positive impact on school performance, including attendance, credits, grades and graduation rates.
The Career Academy model features:
The Career Academies located at Robert E. Lee, Andrew Jackson, William M. Raines, Samuel W. Wolfson, Frank H. Peterson and A. Philip Randolph are also magnet programs, and students apply through the regular magnet application process. The Career Academies housed at Baldwin, Englewood, N.B. Forrest, First Coast, Fletcher, Mandarin, Terry Parker, Jean Ribault, Sandalwood and Edward H. White high schools are not magnet programs but may have openings for students from other high schools, after accommodating neighborhood students.
Career Academy applications for students from outside a school's attendance area must be submitted to the School Choice Office. The spplications for the 2013-2014 school year has passed. Applications received by the deadline were processed in the career academy lottery. Parents were notified by mail in June of the lottery results.
Note: Transportation is not provided to the non-magnet Career Academy programs.