The Career Academies at Sylvandale Middle School are small learning communities offering a pre-college preparatory curriculum with a focus on health, information technology, and social justice. Within each Academy, students complete a traditional course of work and participate in a variety of enrichment activities, gaining skills as well as exposure to a variety of career opportunities. Highly qualified teachers from different subjects work closely together, creating a challenging and engaging environment where close student-teacher relationships are formed.
Each Career Academy is a two year program. Students are expected to remain in their chosen academy for two full years. Students take the required core courses with a focus on the career theme of their particular academy. Academic courses are at grade level with support intervention if necessary,