The Southern Regional Education Board is excited to announce it will offer grants to the first 50 schools in High Schools That Work states that adopt a new Advanced Career program. These grants of $5,000 will help support schools in securing some of the equipment or professional development to implement their new AC program.
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.
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.