Career Academies prepare students to meet the demands of a changing workforce while providing the opportunity for successful high school graduation, gainful employment, postsecondary education, and industry recognized certification.
The Academy of Finance introduces students to the broad career opportunities in the financial services industry. This Academy provides students with a rigorous business and finance program that includes relevant concepts and skills that are transferable to post secondary education and/or the workplace. Students graduating from this academy will leave Sunlake High School with a well-rounded education in general business and finance principles, employability skills, and on-the-job training.
The purpose of this program is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the study of the principles and applications of robotics engineering and its effect upon our lives and the choosing of an occupation. The content and activities will also include the study of entrepreneurship, safety, and leadership skills. This program focuses on transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the science and mathematics knowledge, technological tools, machines, instruments, materials, processes and systems related to robotics.
Academy of Journalism and New Media
The world of journalism has evolved since the early days of the printing press. Although many people still get information via newsprint, most people are accessing the latest news via online electronic formats. Students in the SLHS Academy of Journalism and New Media are learning the process of telling stories, distributing news, and communicating in the 21st century using social media and other online tools, as well as traditional print formats.
Academy of Medical Skills
The medical world is vast and offers many career opportunities. Students in the SLHS Academy of Medical Skills learn the foundations of working with people, the human body, and medical techniques. As they grow, the students have the opportunity to engage in hands on learning and eventually earn certification as a Clinical Nursing Assistant.
The Aerospace Career Academy program provides high school students with a dual enrollment model to introduce them to careers in aviation or aerospace. Here are additional resources with more information about the program.