Career and Innovation Academy Concept:
A New Approach to College & Career Preparedness & Success
The CIA will be a stand-alone college and career preparedness facility accessible for high school students in the Cherry Creek Schools. With curriculum rooted in real-world skills and trade certifications ranging from the computer sciences to aviation to health sciences, this facility will offer students a new kind of bridge to college and viable, successful careers.
The Career and Innovation Academy is geared toward students who…
… 1) want to go to college. These students are looking for concurrent enrollment or dual enrollment opportunities to earn credit towards a college degree. These students could also be looking to learn a skill set or trade to help pay for college.
… 2) want to go right into the workforce or military after high school. These students want to learn a skill set or trade that will make them more competitive for career preparedness.
… 3) are unsure of what they want to do after high school. These students want to further explore their interests and skill sets to enhance their college and career preparedness.
Under the Career and Technical Education umbrella, the CIA will expand the district's commitment to preparing students for the academic and professional demands of the 21st century. The student learning experience will mimic state-of-the-art work environments, with a focus on putting learners in an industry based culture and climate.
High schools will continue to host a wide range of CTE programs. This new facility will enhance current programming, and will also be home to more advanced and sophisticated educational opportunities for students.