Advanced Career

Overview

Advanced Career

Imagine high school classes that show students how learning connects to life and work outside the school walls. Hands-on team projects allow teens to test drive careers in high-tech fields while they deepen their understanding of the engineering design process and master essential literacy, math, science and workplace skills.

SREB’s nine Advanced Career curricula offer real-world learning that prepares students for further study and rewarding STEM careers.

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Advanced Career Curricula
Preparing students for success in STEM fields

Co-designed with state leaders, postsecondary educators, employers and master teachers to meet workforce demand in high-tech STEM fields, SREB’s Advanced Career curricula help students master readiness standards and cultivate the critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and applied academic skills employers value.

Advanced Career Courses

Each of AC’s turnkey courses offers everything schools needs to be sure they work, from fully developed lesson plans, projects, assessments, tools and technology to extensive training and support for teachers. 

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automated Materials Joining Technology
  • Clean Energy Technology
  • Energy and Power
  • Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Informatics
  • Innovations in Science and Technology
  • Manufacturing & Automation
  • Oil & Gas

All AC courses are taught in the context of a college-ready academic core. Advanced courses can be offered for dual credit in partnership with a two- or four-year postsecondary institution. AC students can also earn industry certifications that help them secure employment right after high school.

AC flips the switch for students who aren’t sparked by traditional teaching.

Customizable Design and Delivery

All AC teachers attend a Teacher Training Institute for each course they teach. At the TTI, teachers use AC technology tools to complete student projects and assignments. This builds teachers’ confidence delivering AC’s student-centered, project-based approach to learning.

Follow-up professional development, coaching and technical assistance services help AC teachers and schools strengthen their implementation of the AC curriculum and build schedules that support student cohorts and interdisciplinary teacher planning.

SREB also works with high schools, technology centers or community and technical colleges to deliver AC courses in stand-alone or wall-to-wall career academies.

Learn More

Contact Beth Green for more information about adopting AC. Ready to get started? Download the AC Memorandum of Understanding (PDF).

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Advanced Career STEM Courses

Imagine high school classes that show students how learning connects to life and work outside the school walls — and prepare them for success in college and the workforce of the future.

Developed by the Southern Regional Education Board with support from business, industry and postsecondary leaders, Advanced Career’s exciting, project-based courses empower students from any background or ability level to test drive careers in high-tech, high-demand STEM fields.

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Close the Learning Gap: Another Option
SREB's Advanced Career

SREB’s Advanced Career courses provide an alternative way to address student learning gaps by challenging students with hands-on projects that require the application of academic concepts. AC projects embed college-preparatory literacy, math, science and problem-solving skills while mirroring the real workplace problems and tasks tackled by industry professionals.

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