Career & Technical Education Academies

What is the Academy program?

A high school academy is a center within an existing high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that successfully integrate career and academic preparation.

Advanced technical and specialized elective courses are available at the Academies for students interested in pursuing careers in International Studies and Business; Engineering and Scientific Technology; Health and Human Services; or Communications and the Arts.

Enrollments in the Academy elective course offerings will provide juniors and seniors with career and academic preparation for post- secondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

Academy Program Information:

Career Experiences

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Services

Academy Course Locator by Base School

Course Descriptions

Specialized Programs

 

Applying for the Academy and Specialized Programs:

Application Process

 

Academy Open House Dates:

Chantilly Academy

February 18, 2015

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Edison Academy

February 25, 2015

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Fairfax Academy

February 11, 2015

5:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Falls Church Academy

January 14, 2015

 

Marshall Academy

February 12, 2015

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Specialized Programs:

In addition to courses offered at the six Academies, specialized programs for students with particular interests are available at community-based locations and at single school sites as follows:

Classroom-on-the-Mall

Classroom-on-the-Mall programs are located at Fair Oaks Mall and Tysons Corner Center and provide instructional marketing and fashion marketing experiences.

Hotel Marketing

Hotel Marketing classes are offered at the Comfort Inn Springfield, Hampton Inn Springfield, Hilton Springfield, Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, and Tysons Corner Marriott.

Auto Dealership Program

The Auto Dealership Program, now available at 13 high schools, introduces students to operating a licensed auto dealership.

The Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing

The Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing is located at Plum Center for Lifelong Learning and offers nursing classes to both secondary and post-secondary students.

Spring Village Residential Construction Site

Spring Village Residential Construction Site offers students an opportunity to construct single-family homes while earning an hourly wage.

 

Contacts:

Community-Based Marketing Programs

Amy Granahan
Program Manager, Marketing
571-423-4598

Classroom on the Mall: Fair Oaks and Tysons Corner Center

Hotel Marketing: Comfort Inn Springfield, Hampton Inn Springfield, Hilton Springfield, Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, and Tysons Corner Marriott

Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing

Lisa Mikhalevsky
Director, Practical Nursing
703-658-2796

Practical Nursing: Plum Center for Lifelong Learning

Foundation for Applied Technical Education (FATE)

Chad Maclin
Program Manager, Trade and Industrial Education
571-423-4595

Auto Dealerships: Chantilly, Edison, and Marshall Academies, and select high schools

Construction Project: Spring Village Job Site

Academy Websites:

Chantilly

Edison

Fairfax

Falls Church

Marshall

West Potomac

Academy Highlights:

Chantilly

Edison

Fairfax

Falls Church

Marshall

West Potomac

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CTE Programs:

Academies

Business and Information Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Medical Sciences

Marketing

Technology and Engineering Education

Trade and Industrial Education

International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC)

Quick Links:

Instructional Services

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Services to the Community

CTE Graduation Requirements

Industry Certifications

CTE Management Team and Contacts

CTE Advisory Committee

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Student Success Stories

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Annual Events

Videos and Highlights

Contact:

Beth Downey
Coordinator, CTE
571-423-4526

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