The academy program at
Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center allows for smaller learning communities
within a school that draw on the interests that students have in learning
about the world or work. Learning within an academy will also
motivate students to take their core courses more seriously.
The academy needs to be
connected to interested employers in the community who will provide the
support needed: advisory board members, speakers, field trip hosts, mentors,
and internships. And it needs to be an industry that is healthy and
growing , so there will be jobs when academy graduates are ready for them.
Career academies are
small, personalized learning communities within a high school that select a
subset of students and teachers for a two-three-, or four- year span.
Students enter the academy through a voluntary process; they must apply and
be accepted with parental knowledge and support. At DMW COPE Center our
career academy includes the following essential elements:
curriculum with a career theme
employers, the community, and higher education
The academies offered at
Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center are:
Come and take a
tour of our facility; Our educational facility has a lot to offer and your
child will be prepared to enter the workforce upon completion of their