How to Adopt AC

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Advanced Career STEM Pathway Academies
Career academies: A proven strategy for engaging students

Research shows that career academies — small learning communities in which students take academic and technical courses as a cohort with dedicated academy teachers — not only help students transition to college, but also improve their labor market outcomes, according to studies conducted by MDRC.

High schools and technology centers that join SREB’s AC STEM Pathway Academy Network find that career academies naturally complement their existing efforts to improve instruction and engage students.

Publication December 20172 pages

Advanced Career STEM Pathway Academies

This two-page document describes how high schools and technology centers that join SREB’s Advanced Career STEM Pathway Academy Network can  adopt one or more AC pathways in an academy design that meets national standards for best practices.

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For additional information, see Connecting Classrooms, Careers and College.