"This is what modern career-tech education looks like."
Imagine high school classes that show students how learning connects to life and work outside the school walls. Hands-on team projects where teens test-drive careers in high-demand fields while they learn rigorous academic math, science, reading and writing, and technical skills.
This is not futuristic thinking. SREB’s Advanced Career pathways are being field-tested in states across the country. Aerospace engineering in Alabama. Informatics in Kentucky. Clean energy technology in South Carolina. Within a few short years, these four-course sequences will be available to schools across the country.
"It flips the switch for students who aren't sparked by traditional teaching."
Advanced Career (formerly called Preparation for Tomorrow) is the culmination of years of work in states around the country through the nation’s largest school improvement network here at SREB. The result is a turnkey pathway that includes everything a school needs to be sure it works, from curriculum to assessments to extensive training and support for teachers.
The goal: Students to master complex academic and technical concepts and graduate ready for as many options as possible in the workplace, technical colleges or universities.
“This is what modern career-tech education looks like,” says SREB Senior Vice President Gene Bottoms. “It flips the switch for those students who aren’t sparked by traditional teaching styles and gives them a new way to learn the higher-level Common Core academic skills. And it’s a path we must take to not only graduate more students, but to prepare them for what comes after high school.”