Host Community and High School

Host Community and High School

Career academies exist in a variety of district and high school contexts, which are important determinants of an academy’s success.

Criteria

  1. Support from the Board of Education and Superintendent
    Academies are an integral part of the high school improvement strategy for the district and school choice options. The district Board of Education is aware of the academy and its mission and goals and is on public record in support. Likewise, the Superintendent publicly endorses the academy and offers active support. Both serve as academy liaisons to the broader community and encourage coordination of similar academies across the district.
     
  2. Support from the principal and high school administration
    Academies are an integral part of the school improvement strategy. The high school principal and other administrators are knowledgeable about the academy, advocate for it publicly, and are actively involved in its funding, staffing, and support. They contribute to a positive academy profile within the high school.
     
  3. Adequate funding, facilities, equipment, and materials
    District and high school administrative support results in appropriate academy scheduling, adequate academy funding, facilities, equipment, and learning materials. Support also advances opportunities for student internships, early college and career, and technical training. These reflect a serious commitment from the community, district, and high schools to the success of the academy.