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Career academies, after more than four decades of development and three decades of evaluation, have been found by a conclusive random assignment study to be effective in improving outcomes for students during and after high school. Career academies have therefore become the most durable and best-tested component of a high school reform strategy to prepare students for both college and careers.
STERN, DAVID, CHARLES DAYTON, AND MARILYN RABY. “CAREER ACADEMIES: A PROVEN STRATEGY TO PREPARE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS.” UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY: CAREER ACADEMY SUPPORT NETWORK, 2010. PRINT.

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A college and career academy places an emphasis on post-secondary readiness by making a connection between academic learning and its real world application. The three components of a college and career academy are: (1) smaller learning communities, (2) partnerships with employers, community, and post-secondary, and (3) college prep, career-related curriculum.

Springfield High School’s smaller learning communities take the form of five broad academies: Art; Business; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math); Humanities; and Liberal Arts. Each academy contains a catalog of elective courses that will allow students to gain knowledge and experience in different career fields. During their junior and senior year, students must complete 3 credits from an academy catalog in order to earn an academy distinction. Each academy also features optional pathways that group the elective courses around specific career paths; students can explore or adapt these pathways to meet their personal goals. Although initially students choose their academy at the end of their sophomore year, students have the option to change academies at the end of each semester.

Springfield High School has established a partnership with Delaware County Community College (DCCC) to offer students college and career opportunities as part of DCCC’s Early College in the High School program. Students will have access to several Early College in the High School courses. These courses are offered at the high school during the school day, and students in these courses will earn both Springfield High School credit and DCCC credits. In addition, students will have access to two DCCC technology programs – Automotive Technology and Electro-Mechanical Technology. Both programs allow students to earn an associate’s degree in only one year after graduation from Springfield High School. Students also have access to dual-enrollment course work through DCCC. These courses are offered at DCCC, and students in these courses earn DCCC credits while still maintaining enrollment at Springfield High School.

Springfield High School features a comprehensive college and career education and exploration curriculum through Naviance. Students complete 10-15 lessons per grade-level, introducing them to a broad range of topics and resources.

For more information regarding the Springfield High School College & Career Academy, please explore the many links below.

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Business and Finance

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The Springfield High School Business Academy offers opportunities for students to pursue course work in business related fields. Featuring four (4) optional pathways, the Business Academy allows students to gain experience in accounting, management, economics, and general business.

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Management

Sample Careers in Management

Financial Manager

Business Analyst

Account/Project Manager

Human Resources Manager

Labor Relations Specialist

Office Manager

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in Management

Business Management

Business Administration

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General Business

Sample Careers in General Business

Entrepreneur

Sales Manager

Financial Analyst

Management Analyst

Payroll Manager

Project Manager

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in General Business

Business

Business Administration

Accounting

Economics

Business Management

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STEM

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The Springfield High School STEM Academy offers opportunities for students to pursue course work in science, technology, engineering, and math related fields. Featuring seven (7) optional pathways, the STEM Academy allows students to gain experience in computer science, engineering, biology & life/medical science, applied science, chemical & earth science, math, and culinary arts & food science.

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Engineering

Sample Careers in Engineering

Environmental Engineer

Structural Engineer

Aerospace Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Architect

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in Engineering

Civil Engineering

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Architecture

City and Regional Planning

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Computer Science

Sample Careers in Computer Science

Software Applications Developer

Computer Systems Analyst

Computer Systems Engineer

Network Systems Administrator

Web Developer

Computer Programmer

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in Computer Science

Computer Science

Computer Engineering

Information Systems

Information Technology

Software Engineering

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CHEMICAL & EARTH SCIENCE

CULINARY ARTS & FOOD SCIENCE

Sample Careers in CULINARY ARTS & FOOD SCIENCE

Chef

Food Preparation Worker

Dietitian and Nutritionist

Hospitality, Lodging, and Tourism

Restaurant Manager

Baker

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in CULINARY ARTS & FOOD SCIENCE

Culinary Arts Chef

Food Preparation

Nutrition Sciences

Hospitality Management

Restaurant & Culinary Management

Baking & Pastry Arts

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Humanities

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The Springfield High School Humanities Academy offers opportunities for students to pursue course work exploring the meaning and purpose of the human experience. Featuring six (6) optional pathways, the Humanities Academy allows students to gain experience in English, world language, law, history, psychology, and education.


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English

Sample Careers in English

Editor

Journalist

Speechwriter

Technical Writer

Research Analyst

Advertising Copy Writer

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in English

English

Journalism

Advertising

Creative Writing

Marketing

Technical Writing

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World Language

Sample Careers in World Language

Teacher

Foreign Civil Service

Interpreter/Translator

International Consultant

CIA/FBI Agent

Peace Corps Worker

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in World Language

French Language and Literature

German Language and Literature

Arabic Language and Literature

Linguistics

Chinese Language and Literature

Italian Language and Literature

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Law

Sample Careers in Law

Politician or Political Strategist

Private Lawyer

Government Lawyer

Litigation Examiner

Labor Negotiator

Legal Researcher

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in Law

Pre-law

Criminal Justice

Paralegal Studies

Political Science

Law and Society

Economics

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History

Sample Careers in History

Historian

College Professor

Lawyer

Museum Curator

Archivist

Political Campaign Worker

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in History

History

International Affairs

African American Studies

Geography and Urban Studies

Global Studies

Asian Studies

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Education

Sample Careers in Education

Elementary Teacher

Secondary Teacher

Administrator

Researcher

Academic Dean

Curriculum Developer

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in Education

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Special Education

Child Studies

Early Childhood Education

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Arts

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The Springfield High School Arts Academy offers opportunities for students to pursue course work in the fine and performing. Featuring six (6) optional pathways, the Arts Academy allows students to gain experience in 2-D art, 3-D art, photography, general art, broadcast/mass media/theater, and instrumental/vocal performance.


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2D Art

Sample Careers in 2D Art

Fine Artist

Commercial Artist

Book Illustrator

Architectural Illustrator

Logo/Branding Designer

Advertisement Designer

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in 2D Art

Fine Arts

Commercial Art

Illustration

Architecture

Design

Advertising

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3D Art

Sample Careers in 3D Art

Industrial Designer

Miniature Model Maker

Potter/Ceramic Designer

Jeweller

Props Designer

Food Product Designer

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in 3D Art

Industrial Design

Sculpture

Ceramics

Jewlery

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design

Product Design

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Photography

Sample Careers in Photography

Advertising Photographer

Fashion Photographer

Industrial Designer

Portrait Photographer

Food Photographer

Stock Photo Seller

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in Photography

Advertising

Photography & Imaging

Industrial Design

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General Art

Sample Careers in Computer Science

Props Designer

Art Therapy

Art Director

Art Teacher

Industrial Designer

Logo/Branding Designer

Possible Areas of Study and Practice in General Art

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design

Art Therapy

Commercial and Advertising Art

Art Education

Industrial Design

Design

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Broadcast/Mass Media/Theater

Instrumental/Vocal Performance

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Liberal Arts

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The Springfield High School Liberal Arts Academy allows students to sample coursework from multiple disciplines to help define their career preferences. Students in the Liberal Arts Academy take one (1) credit of coursework from three (3) different academies.

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