About Academies

  • Academies provide students with access to smaller learning communities that provide real-world experiences with local businesses and community members. Our Academies connect learning from the classroom to real-world experiences in the workplace. Each of our Academies houses several career pathways that students can take advantage of. Each pathway has between 3-5 courses that students complete that will prepare them for work in several career areas. These courses also meet Georgia high school graduation requirements. 

    The Athens Community Career Academy has 5 Academies:

    Business and Law Crest

    Education Crest

    Healthcare Crest

    Hospitality Crest

    Stem Crest

    Business & Law Academy

    Future Educators Academy

    Health & Human Services Academy

    Hospitality Academy

    Stem Academy

    What do our Academies Offer?

    • Personalized learning environments
    • Peer support through small class sizes and cohort model  
    • Project-based learning opportunities that allow students to solve real-world problems for authentic learning
    • Partnerships with businesses provide students with opportunities to become apprentices, interns, and sometimes employees. 
    • Intentional focus on 21st-century skills that students need to succeed once they graduate high school 
    • Culture of 4 C’s- critical thinking, collaboration, civic engagement, career-focused mindset
    • Holistic preparation for success in college and career