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ERIC Number: ED524045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
Planning Guide for Career Academies
Dayton, Charles
Career Academy Support Network
A career academy is a small learning community within a high school, which selects a subset of students and teachers for a two-, three-, or four-year period. Students enter through a voluntary process; they must apply and be accepted, with parental knowledge and support. A career academy involves teachers from different subjects working together as a team. This team manages the program, with one member usually serving as the coordinator or lead teacher. One reason why growing numbers of states, districts, and high schools have decided to start career academies is that they have been found to be effective in improving students' performance. This document presents guidelines and resource materials to assist individuals in planning career academies. [For the previous edition, "Planning Guide for Career Academies" (2002), see ED473608.]
Career Academy Support Network. Graduate School of Education University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. Tel: 510-643-5748; Fax: 510-642-2124; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Wallace Foundation; California Department of Education
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network (CASN)