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What is a Career Academy?
A career academy is a program within a school that combines a college preparatory curriculum with a career focus. It provides unique learning opportunities through extensive business partnerships, integrated instruction, hand-on learning, field studies, service learning, career shad-owing, co-ops, and internships. Academies link classroom learning to career goals, helping students to see relevance of what they are learning in the classroom. Students receive a more personalized education thanks to the team of teachers who work together to meet the needs of the student, both as a learner and as a young adult. Students who complete an approved academy program may be eligible to receive the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award, which pays for 75% of the tuition and fees at a Florida public institution of higher learning. Academies provide students with real world experiences that help build a resume and gain experience in the work force. Academies encourage students to push themselves to higher levels in a challenging field, something that colleges look favorably on no matter what the student ultimately decides to major in when they get to college.
What Career Academies are Available at NSBHS?
Do you like to travel? Do you like hands-on activities? Do you want to experience new and exciting opportunities? Do you want to be part of a program that’s been around since the 1920's? Would you like to get a science credit while having fun? Would you like to meet new and thrilling people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Agriscience Academy is for you! The academy prepares students for careers in agriscience and environmental-related fields. Activities are hands-on and project-based. Some of the activities you will have the opportunity to be involved in include working on the FFA farm, raising fish, growing sea oats and mangroves, participating in the county and state fairs, raising livestock, competing in state and national conventions! For more information, contact Ms. Beth Harper, email@example.com or 386-424-2555, ext. 38601.
The New Smyrna Beach High School’s Criminal Justice Academy gives an introduction to the wide range of careers available in the field of criminal justice as well as giving students the opportunity to learn a variety of police and investigative skills. This course is part of a career preparation curriculum; we will emphasize employable skills and teamwork. Through the academy, students will meet criminal justice professionals from our community and have an opportunity to learn from them. There will be numerous hands-on activities that will allow the development of skills used in many criminal justice occupations. The New Smyrna Beach High School Criminal Justice Academy will focus on the knowledge and skills that future law enforcement and criminal justice professionals will need to succeed in justice and public safety careers. It helps prepare students for careers in planning, managing and providing public safety, protective services, homeland security and legal services, including professional and technical support services. For additional information contact Denise Johns by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-424-2555 ext. 38542.
Culinary Arts Academy
Join the Academy that will help you find your future career and fulfill your passion for Culinary Artistry. All of this is possible in the Culinary Arts Academy. We run an on and off campus Catering Service, cooking for up to 300 people. We participate in Cookies Across America (with the National Restaurant Association) providing cookies to the homeless. We also run a Restaurant on campus that is open to the public. Come get your career on track and learn people skills. We are backed by the Florida Restaurant Association. We are affiliated with Daytona State College We offer ProStart Certification and ServSafe Certification. We have hands on experience in the kitchen, go on industry visits, take field trips and participate in numerous competitions. We are members of the FCCLA Club. For more information, contact Ms. Lynn Roberson at email@example.com or 386-424-2555, ext 38546.
Academy of Engineering
The academy prepares students for careers in engineering and technology-related fields. Activities are hands-on and project-based. There is an emphasis on robotics and automation, culminating with the Computer Integrated Manufacturing course. This curriculum is part of the national program Project Lead The Way. For more information on the engineering program, including pictures and videos, please visit our website at www.nsbengineer.com, or the national website, www.pltw.org. Contact Mr. Dennis Humphrey,firstname.lastname@example.org at (386) 424-2555 ext. 38635.
Academy of Entertainment and Sports Marketing
This academy prepares students for careers in marketing and business management. Activities are hands-on and project-based. Students will be introduced to the Adobe Suite— Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students also produce the ESM paper, media guides and print advertisements. Marketing aspects will be learned through the production of commercials, T.V. shows, and movies. Students operate an on–campus retail and internet store. They develop the skills to become a business and marketing leader. Students learn how to run a business, manage finances, and host major events. Students simulate business development and operation to realistically evaluate the potential to become a business owner. Students graduate from our academy having developed the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to start and operate a business. For more information about the Academy of Entertainment and Sports Marketing, contact Mr. Matt Dixon, email@example.com or 386-424-2555, ext. 38721.
Since 1998, the Medical Academy has been a unique partnership between Bert Fish Medical Center and New Smyrna Beach High School. This four-year program of study includes a rigorous academic and career-focused curricula. Students who are accepted into the Medical Academy will be offered a variety of experiences in the healthcare field. Medical and health related topics are integrated into academic classes. Upon graduation from the Medical Academy, students will be prepared for immediate employment, or admittance to a two- or four-year college or university. Students must apply for admission to the Medical Academy. Due to limited space not all students may be accepted. For more information on the engineering program, please visit our website at http://nsbhsmedicalacademy.weebly.com/. Applications are available from Ms. Rich Zois at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-424-2555, ext. 38745.