VISION

To re-engineer high school education to be more relevant, experiential, and authentically-connected to the complexities of the real-world in order to more fully prepare today’s students for the demands of tomorrow’s economy. 


APPROACH

The JA Academy model is designed as a joint venture between JA, school systems and the business community where each entity integrates its core competencies to deliver an elevated level of learning. Through strategic partnerships we are able to bring together our expertise and resources to move public education from decades of learning in silos to infusing concepts and themes across subjects. 


MODEL

JA Academy breaks free from the traditional classroom to bring real world connectivity into the everyday academic experience. Through this unique design we are able to build a culture of success, deliver a powerful learning experience and establish best practices that create positive outcomes for our students and educators.

Interdisciplinary learning

Students take all core courses and JA electives within their cohort, which enables sharing of concepts across subjects.

Students take all core courses and JA electives within their cohort, which enables sharing of concepts across subjects.

School-within-
a-School

Creates a culture of camaraderie and success among students and educators.

Monthly case studies focus on a new business theme that wraps around all six core courses and enables students to apply concepts learned in the classroom to a real-life situation.

Monthly case studies focus on a new business theme that wraps around all six core courses and enables students to apply concepts learned in the classroom to a real-life situation.

Case
studies

Student engagement heightens as they discover the relevance of education. 

JA Electives focus on Business & Technology, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Marketing. Concepts from electives are infused into projects in all core courses.

JA Electives focus on Business & Technology, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Marketing. Concepts from electives are infused into projects in all core courses.

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electives

Students acquire fundamental knowledge and skills for success. 


Authentic Business Connectivity

All students gain access to professional advisors through the comprehensive mentorship program that builds throughout the four-year high school career.

All students gain access to professional advisors through the comprehensive mentorship program that builds throughout the four-year high school career.

Mentors & ADVISoRS

Students develop supportive relationships, which consistently deliver powerful positive effects on young people.

Business partners provide upperclassman the opportunity to participate in internships and job shadows.

Business partners provide upperclassman the opportunity to participate in internships and job shadows.

Work-based

Students experience their professional possibilities and build a sense of optimism and motivation for their future.

Students are exposed to a diversity of professional environments to build awareness of opportunities and enhance 21st century skills. 

Students are exposed to a diversity of professional environments to build awareness of opportunities and enhance 21st century skills. 

SITE VISITS

Students are exposed to a diversity of professional environments & industries.


Blended Career Ready & Work Ready Focus

Curriculum is designed to expose students to an array of pathways in high-demand fields. 

Curriculum is designed to expose students to an array of pathways in high-demand fields. 

Pathway
Discovery

Fuels a students passion for future success and eases the transition to post-secondary education.  

Rigorous coursework is intensely focused to prepare students for post-secondary and professional success.  

Rigorous coursework is intensely focused to prepare students for post-secondary and professional success.  

Rigorous Coursework

Students develop a comprehensive transcript that demonstrates a personal drive, determination and knowledge.

Teachers task students to discuss real-world challenges and collaboratively discover solutions.

Teachers task students to discuss real-world challenges and collaboratively discover solutions.

project-based learning

Captures students' interest and provokes critical thinking as students acquire and apply new knowledge.