DESTINATIONS CAREER ACADEMIES
What is Destinations?
What is Destinations?
Destinations Career Academies combine traditional high school academics with career readiness education. These industry-relevant, career-focused electives* give students an education that prepares them to be college- and workforce-ready. Students can study subjects in career fields that interest them such as business, health science, manufacturing, information technology, and more.*
K12-powered Destinations academies are tuition-free** and are offered online. Students attend online academic classes and can take part in extracurricular activities, such as hands-on projects and competitions, for practical training.
Source: acteonline.org/about-cte. Statistic references CTE students nationwide, not exclusively students at K12-powered schools.
How does Destinations provide career education?
Destinations Career Academies provide students with a personalized education that prepares them for success in today's high-skilled careers. Students attend core high school academic courses as well as a range of career-focused electives.* This personalized approach to learning gives students the opportunity to explore career areas of interest and to prepare for their next step in life—whether that's college, a career, or both.
Students enrolled in a Destinations Career Academy can prepare for certification exams and the test for the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate. Participating Destinations academies also offer students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school.*
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What career fields are offered at Destinations?
Destinations Career Academies offer course concentrations in a variety of in-demand fields. Available career readiness programing and career fields vary by location, so check with your school for its specific offerings.
What career education clubs does Destinations provide?
Destinations students have access to career clubs, also known as Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), that focus on fields such as marketing, business, health science, and skilled trades. These clubs provide the opportunity for students with similar career interests to connect, work together on projects, and compete against other schools. Club participation helps students develop skills in communication, leadership, and teamwork, and promotes volunteerism and citizenship.
Destinations Career Academies partner with:
- DECA, which prepares emerging leaders in marketing
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Future Health Professionals (HOSA)
- SkillsUSA, with a focus on trade, technical, and skilled occupations
Partnership with career clubs varies, so be sure to check with your school for availability.
Destinations students take part in the same core curriculum required to earn a high school diploma, but the career readiness programing provides the opportunity to attend career-focused electives* that interest them and help support their postsecondary goals.
For example, Rain is a Destinations student in the Business career field. Destinations helps provide the training she needs to pursue her passion as a young business owner, entrepreneur, and high school student. Take a behind-the-scenes peek at what an average day of online learning looks like for this Destinations student.
Where can I find Destinations
Where can I find
Destinations Career Academy at Insight Academy of Arizona
Destinations Career Academy at Arkansas Virtual Academy
Destinations Career Academy at California Virtual Academies
Destinations Career Academy of Colorado
Destinations Career Academy at Florida Online School
Idaho Technical Career Academy
Destinations Career Academy at Indiana Digital Learning School of Union School Corporation
Destinations Career Academy at Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy
Destinations Career Academy at Minnesota Virtual Academy
Destinations Career Academy at Missouri Virtual Academy
Destinations Career Academy of Nevada
Destinations Career Academy at Ohio Virtual Academy
Destinations Career Academy of Oregon
Destinations Career Academy at Insight PA Cyber Charter School
Destinations Career Academy at Cyber Academy of South Carolina
Destinations Career Academy at Utah Virtual Academy
Destinations Career Academy at Insight School of Washington
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin
*Opportunities vary by school; please check with your school counselor.
**Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
†Planned for school year 2019–2020.
‡Pathway only available at WIDCA