Applied Learning is bridging the gap for students as they transition from high school into the real-world workforce. Specifically, applied learning refers to those courses that focus on career and technology education (CATE) for high school students.
The old model of the separate vocational building on high school campuses is being replaced by the Career Tech Academy. Rather than duplicating costly programs at multiple high schools, the Career Tech Academy saves the district money by providing a separate campus, thereby widening the variety of career programs. The broad-based curriculum incorporates pathways from Agriscience Technology, Art, Communication, Business and Marketing, Health Science, Human Development, Management and Services, Industrial and Engineering and Personal and Protective Services. Students travel from their home high school campus to the Academy and attend classes in career and technology education for an extended time period, allowing for the incorporation of core academic classes in a seamless learning experience that provides students with the motivation
to complete their high school education and, in turn, become productive in the workplace.
Huckabee is fully committed to the renewed focus of educators on applied learning. As a firm, we are convinced that applied learning should be a key part of every child’s education. By working closely with our clients to clearly define their curricula, we are well-prepared to translate educational needs into an effective, efficient building design that addresses every detail. Huckabee understands the unique challenges that these academies can present, and we know what it takes to design a learning environment that successfully integrates traditional learning with career and technology education.