CHICKASAW, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alabama Destinations Career Academy (ALDCA) is a new online school option that serves students across Alabama. This statewide program of the Chickasaw City School District has begun its inaugural academic year.
The career readiness-focused school serves students in grades K-9. The school is planning to add additional grades in subsequent years. At ALDCA, students can pair a solid academic foundation with hands-on learning experiences in growing career fields including, but not limited to: information technology, health and human services, and manufacturing. Even if a student doesn’t know exactly what they want to do, career readiness programs help expose a world of what’s possible.
The opening of this new online school comes as families across the nation are eagerly seeking more ways to prepare students for career success before high school graduation. According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult, only 12% of parents strongly agreed that their school system is doing enough to prepare students for the workforce. Career readiness programs are designed to help bridge this gap.
“At ALDCA, we want every student to have clear guidance, support, and tools that help them prepare for college and career,” said Dr. Perry Daniel, a Deputy Regional Vice President at K12. “Our program fosters creativity and independence while equipping students with the resources they need to grow personally and academically.”
In addition to career readiness courses, ALDCA students have access to a robust online curriculum and attend live virtual classes taught by state-certified teachers who help bring lessons to life. Students are offered a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, English language arts, history, art and music, as well as a host of electives. Teachers regularly communicate with students and their families via email, phone and during one-on-one meetings online.
Many families and students are choosing online school because it provides an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Athletes, advanced learners, and all types of students can balance a full academic load along with extracurricular pursuits or any other specialized needs.
ALDCA is still accepting enrollments for the fall. Interested students and families are encouraged to attend online information sessions hosted by ALDCA. To learn more, visit aldca.k12.com or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.
About Alabama Destinations Career Academy
Alabama Destinations Career Academy is a full-time online public-school program serving students across Alabama. As part of the Chickasaw City School District, ALDCA is tuition-free and gives families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ALDCA, visit aldca.k12.com.