MCFARLAND, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February is Career Technical Education (CTE) Awareness Month, and enrollment is now open for the 2017-18 school year for Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin (DCAWI), a career and technical education-focused online high school. The tuition-free online public charter school, which opened last year, is available to students in grades 9-12 who reside in the state of Wisconsin. DCAWI serves full-time students in addition to offering individual courses to students in schools that do not have access to CTE programs. Interested families can submit an open enrollment application through April 28, 2017.
“Graduates from Destinations Career Academy are able to move on from high school with more than a diploma,” said Nicholas Sutherland, Head of School at Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin. “Each student receives regular interaction with Wisconsin-licensed teachers who are trained in their specific subject area and available via email, telephone, and online meetings. With access to internship experience and preparatory work for industry certification tests, students have the opportunity to hit the ground running on their careers.”
DCAWI utilizes online and college readiness curriculum designed to prepare students to enter the workforce or pursue other post-secondary options. Students are able to access multiple versions of core online high school courses and CTE courses in one of four career clusters: architecture and construction; business management and administration, health science, or information technology. Each cluster is designed to give students a head start on their career goals by earning technical and specialty trade credentials, college career credits and workplace experiences.
Obtaining industry certifications opens the door to increased job opportunities in the high-demand, high-paying jobs which are often tough to fill and have resulted in a skills gap in Wisconsin. State-licensed teachers provide DCAWI students with instruction and support. Graduates receive a McFarland School District diploma. Students receive preparation for the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate(TM) (NCRC®) and the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI®) exams, as well as a membership in a SkillsUSA® career and technical student organization (CTSO) chapter for networking purposes.
About Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, a charter school authorized by the McFarland School District, is the first-ever career and technical education-focused online high school in Wisconsin using the curriculum and academic programs by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN). It is also the first career readiness program to offer a construction apprenticeship program in partnership with industry leaders. As part of the Wisconsin public school system, Destinations Career Academy is tuition-free and serves students statewide in grades 9-12. For more information about Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, visit http://www.widca.k12.com/.