Career Academy

   The Career Academy is approaching its ninth year of operation.  This four year support program helps students transition successfully to high school and once there, resolve conflicts as they arise. The Career Academy also helps students identify careers early which motivates them to remain in school, obtain a diploma, and either move on to college or into a meaningful career. 
   The Career Academy promotes academic and vocational excellence, similar to what is expected in the work world.  Students receive classroom support at all grade levels so they are successful in classes.   Freshman participate in career exploration through field trips, monthly EDGE visits and speakers.  Career Academy Juniors and Seniors also receive assistance with senior projects, junior papers, finding jobs, internships and getting into college, if applicable.

   All Career Academy students have the opportunity to participate in our Hospitality Camp.  This  is supported by the Edge Program (Educating Generations of Employees), which is a partnership between Biltmore Estate, AB Tech, Central Office and the Career Academy.  Students are given a week long experience to job shadow at the Asheville Mall, AB Tech and Biltmore Estate.  This is a paid program allowing students to explore a variety of careers within the Hospitality field. Interested seniors who have met the requirements of the Hospitality Camp are then eligible for an internship at the Biltmore Estate. 

   In addition, we offer the One Life program in the spring. Goodwill provides a 14 week program on campus.  Upon completion of this program students are then assisted with a summer paid internship opportunity.