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Career Academies

January 15, 2014

The Career Academies in the study summarized below operate within large high schools in low-income, urban areas, and have three distinguishing characteristics: They are organized as small learning communities (150 to 200 students) to create a more supportive, personalized learning environment; They combine academic and career and technical curricula around a career theme; and They establish partnerships with local employers to provide career awareness and work-based learning opportunities for students. Each Academy typically focuses on a specific field (e.g., health care).