High School Career Academies Provide Pathways for the Future

With a commitment to rigor and relevance, Princeton High School has announced six new Career Academies designed to connect students to real-world outside experiences and provide pathways to fields of interest for future careers. Students who elect to pursue a Career Academy will take at least seven elective and required courses aligned with their selected career field. Successfully completing Career Academy requirements will demonstrate to future employers and colleges a student’s interest and academic readiness to pursue their chosen field. Career Academies are open to all PHS students; enrollment is optional and completed as part of spring course registration process now underway for next school year.

Business, Management, and Administration Academy: Future employment might support the functions needed to make a business run, including payroll, accounting, marketing or employee training. These students might choose to start a business as entrepreneurs in the future, aspire to be executives or provide the overall direction for a company or department.

Information Systems, Communications and Art Academy: Arts, audio/video technology, and communications workers use creativity and their talents on the job. Working as performers, artists, or behind the scenes, future careers include painters, dancers, sculptors, actors, singers, set designers, editors, journalists, broadcast technicians, filmmakers, and camera operators.

Engineering, Manufacturing, and Technology Academy: Manufacturing workers work with products and equipment. Students might design a new product, decide how the product will be made, or manufacture a broad range of products including cars, computers, appliances, airplanes, or electronic devices. Other careers include installation or repair of mechanical systems and skilled trades including welding, plumbing or engine work.

Health Science Academy: Health science professionals promote health and wellness. Students in this academy may have an interest in becoming a physician, dentist, nurse, therapeutic services or other health care provider. Others may have an interest in biotechnology,  laboratory research, or medical records support. Health science jobs are found at a variety of sites, including a hospital, office, clinic, sports arena, cruise ship or nursing home. 

Agriculture and Natural Resources Academy: Agriculture, food, and natural resources professionals work with food, plants, animals, fabrics, wood, and crops. Students with a passion for farming, natural resources, or agricultural products can explore a range of careers from science to marketing to finance of agricultural goods. Future DNR and conservation employees will also emerge from this academy.

Human Services Academy: Our future teachers, public safety, public service and mental health professionals will find their calling in our Human Services Academy. Building off a long history of preparing students to serve their communities, students who pursue this course of study might one day work in a government office, hospital, nonprofit agency, nursing home, spa, hotel, or school–or from their own home.

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