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Newington High School Academy Programs. Presented by: Kim Davis , Director of Extended Learning, Jim Wenker , NHS Principal Gary Gula , Director of School Counseling Mark Danaher , Academy Counselor. What is a Career Academy?.

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newington high school academy programs

Newington High School Academy Programs

Presented by:

Kim Davis, Director of Extended Learning,

Jim Wenker, NHS Principal

Gary Gula, Director of School Counseling

Mark Danaher, Academy Counselor

what is a career academy
What is a Career Academy?
  • A school within a school that provides a college preparatory curriculum within the context of a career-oriented theme.
  • 7,000 Career Academies within the U.S. that serve over 1 million students
career academies have three key elements
Career academies have three key elements:
  • Smaller learning communities
  • College preparatory curriculum with a career-oriented theme
  • Strong partnerships within the community
nhs academy programs
NHS Academy Programs
  • Information Technology and Digital Innovation Academy
  • Finance and Business Management Academy
  • Culinary and Hospitality Academy
nhs academy programs three key e lements
NHS Academy Programs: three key elements
  • College preparatory curriculum with a career-oriented theme
      • Strong partnerships with local industry businesses
          • Advisory Board
          • Guest speakers
  • Work-based Learning Program
      • Structured and sequenced to allow students to examine future career options
      • Job shadows, Internships
career academy success p rogram
Career Academy Success Program
  • The Career Academy Success program offers students a structured plan for optimizing career and employability success. 
career academy success program year 1
Career Academy Success Program Year 1

Seminar Groups

  • Effective Resumes Workshop
  • Decision Making Exercise
  • Exploring Work & Local Job Sites

Individual or Online Lessons

  • Explore 3 Occupational and Career websites
  • Examine the website of a professional association related to your academy
  • Career Planning
career academy success program year 2
Career Academy Success Program Year 2

Seminar Groups

  • Effective Cover Letters Workshop
  • Update Resume Review Workshop
  • Successful Interviewing Workshop
  • Mock Interview Workshop
  • MBTI feedback session

Individual or Online Lessons

  • Career Shadow setup
  • Career Shadow Follow-up
  • Career Planning
career academy success program year 3
Career Academy Success Program Year 3

Seminar Groups

  • Update Resume Review Workshop
  • Networking Workshop
  • Work Values Card Sort
  • Motivated Skills Card Sort

Individual or Online Lessons

  • Internship Preparation & Placement
  • Mock Interview evaluation on Interview Stream
  • Internship Follow-up
  • Career Planning
career academy success program year 4
Career Academy Success Program Year 4

Seminar Groups

  • Update Resume Review Workshop
  • Social Media Awareness Workshop
  • LinkedIn Setup & Profile Write up
  • Internship Preparation & Placement

Individual or Online Lessons

  • Internship Follow-up
  • Completion of Career Planning
to be or not to be an academy student
To Be or Not to Be…an Academy Student
  • Dedicated counselor to work with Academy students
  • Preferential access to Academy-related courses
  • Completion of an internship which sets Academy students apart from others applying to college
how to register
How to Register
  • Email to Mark Danaher, Academy Counselor [email protected]
    • Student Name
    • Academy of Interest
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