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The 13th Annual High School Showcase event will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Volusia County Fairground/Tommy Lawrence Arena from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The purpose of the High School Showcase event is for 7th and 8th grade middle school students and their parents to learn about the outstanding programs and career academies available to high school students in Volusia County Schools. Career Academy, AICE and IB applications will be available at the event. For more information please contact the Career Academy Facilitator at the high school or the 8th grade counselor.

High School Community Tour Dates and Information

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Community Tour Flyer


Online Learning Requirement

A minimum of one course must be earned through online learning. Students may meet the online requirement by completing a virtual course, blended learning course or by successfully completing a course in which a student earns an industry certification in information technology, or passing the information technology certification examination or passing an online content assessment, whereby the student demonstrates his or her skills and competency in locating information and applying technology for instructional purposes.  The link below is a list of the CTE courses that meet this requirement: CTE IT Courses meeting requirement of Online Learning

 2018 Academy Awards

Look at all of the Academy Ambassadors who attended the Awards Ceremony on May 2, 2018. Great Representation!

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STUDENTS: Are you looking for a career in construction? Check out this flyer!

Central FL Construction Careers Job Seekers flier

Spruce Creek High Awarded Top Prize in Ford STEAM Challenge


The Academy of Information Technology and Robotics (AITR) at Spruce Creek High was awarded 1st place and the top prize of $20,000 in the Nationwide Ford STEAM High School Community Challenge, as announced via teleconference on Wednesday.
Students from the Academy of Information Technology and Robotics, a Powered by Ford STEAM Academy, will use the money to develop a smartphone application that enables people in disaster areas to communicate with emergency response teams, family and friends. The Text of Least Resistance project will use Wi-Fi to crowd source within the stricken area.
The Ford STEAM High School Community Challenge focuses on students enrolled in career academies affiliated with Ford Next Generation Learning – an innovative educational program of Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. The winning entries are sustainable, student-led proposals that involve community organizations and school resources to address real-life local needs. Students were encouraged to use their creativity and explore high-impact solutions in fields such as alternative energy, technology, design and mobility. 
Ford Motor Company awarded $50,000 in grants to high school students who are putting their STEAM skills to work on innovative projects to improve the quality of life in their communities. Winning projects were selected by a panel of Ford reviewers with 1st place awarded $20,000, 2nd place $10,000, and 3rd place receiving $5,000 grants to implement their inventive solutions.
The Ford STEAM High School Community Challenge enhances the efforts of Ford NGL and Ford's Corporate STEAM Council, which urges students to consider a technical education to secure good jobs and meet growing business demands, while also helping Ford develop a pipeline of skilled technical talent.


Why CTE?

Parents, do you ever wonder WHY CTE? Hopefully this diagram will show you how your student can benefit from a Career and Technical Education. 



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River Springs Digital Learning School 

Checkout this video created by River Springs Digital Learning School Leaders and students with Ms. Kathryn Battaglino

Student Video:


 DeLand High Communications Academy 

Congratulations to Jack Lunceford, Student at DeLand High


Mr. James Lowenstein, Teacher & Program Assistant for the Communications Academy reports that Jake was recently on the scene for a 2-alarm fire and created a 5 minute video documenting the response of multiple agencies.  The video has been shared by the Volusia County Professional Firefighters Facebook page.  Mr. Lowenstein stated, "It is apparent to me that Jake has made quite a connection with his immersion hosts and he is very much appreciated by members of the firefighter profession providing the opportunity and interaction through your academy immersion activities!  These are the types of experiences that showcase the skills that are learned in the classroom and their real world applications."





Did You Know?

Bachelor's Degree Not Required For Many Stem Jobs: A recent Brookings report shares that half of STEM jobs are for workers with less than a four-year degree Bachelors Degree not required.pdf

ACTE - CTE's Role In American Competiveness: 

The attached link explores how CTE plays a vital role in developing a well-educated workforce Driving American Competitiveness.


The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education is the primary agent for generating scientifically based knowledge, dissemination, professional development, and technical assistance to improve CTE in the United States....learn more


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