Career Technical Charter School Approved to Open
The Indiana Connections Career Academy in Indianapolis has received approval from the Ball State University Office of Charter Schools to open for students this fall. The fully-online career technical school is aiming to serve 250 students in grades 9-11 in its first year.
The school plans to serve 12th grade students in its second year. The academy says its career technical program will prepare students for work after graduation in a chosen field through career education and preparation and work-based experiences.
The school says it plans to partner with local businesses to offer work experiences in addition to offering courses toward one of five career clusters: Health Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Arts, A/V Tech & Communication, and Manufacturing.
"With our rapidly-evolving 21st century workforce, it's now more important than ever that students with ambitions of immediately entering the workplace also have access to a high-quality, career technical-focused education," said Stacy Taylor, governing board chair. "We’ve worked with Connections Academy to provide K-12 virtual school to Indiana students for more than five years, and I’m thrilled to expand this partnership and offer a career technical online program to students in the state."
Students will work with Indiana-certified teachers as well as with a parent or "learning coach" monitoring their progress. You can learn more about the academy by clicking here.