With the growing complexity of the world and the increasing demands of the 21st-century workforce, there is little question that all students should graduate from high school possessing the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the post-secondary world. Students may choose to further their education and plan for their career by attending a community college, college, university, or technical/vocational program, by participating in an apprenticeship or on-the-job training opportunity, by directly entering the workforce or by joining the military.
The College, Career and Military Center is the umbrella under which required education and workforce initiatives such as rigorous career and technical education programs, high school completion goals and college and career readiness can be found. To be college and career ready, high school students must be exposed to a rigorous and broad curriculum, grounded in the core academic disciplines supplemented by other subjects that are part of a well-rounded education.
As an essential part of readiness for college and careers the College and Career Center has been developed to support and inspire every student to pursue their academic, career, personal and social goals while helping them acquire the knowledge and skills needed for college or other post-secondary opportunities. In order to meet these goals, Advantage Academy will provide:
- Academic advisement and support that allows all students to meet school and state content standards.
- Counseling and resources that enable students to create a personal plan to achieve their career and post-secondary goals.
- A nurturing environment and strategies that encourage students to develop an awareness of their responsibility to themselves and to the community.