ACADEMY STANDARDS

Volusia County Schools' career academies are based upon 12 performance standards. Documentation for academy evaluation is gathered throughout the acdemic year to support the implementation and evaluation of the academy. Below are the BLANK documentation worksheets.


Directions: Download the worksheet and save it to your desktop. Please rename the worksheet using your academy name abbreviation. Upload the final document to your academy page for the cooresponding standard.
ACADEMY STANDARD / DESCRIPTION
DOCUMENTATION WORKSHEET
Standard 1: Integrated Curriculum - A minimum of 25% of at least 1 out of 4 of the academic courses integrated with the career area.
  • Minimum of 1 Curriculum In Action Visit

Standard 2: Career Focus - Students are exposed to 3 or more classroom career assignments, activities at each grade level.
  • Completion of Career Focus Template.

Standard 3: Program of Study - A rigorous and relevant POS is defined for grades 9-12.
  • DOE Program of Study for grades 9-12 & part of the school's curriculum guide

Standard 4: Advisory Committee - An active advisory committee is established with at least 8 members.
  • A minimum of 2 meeting agendas with minutes
  • A business person chairs the committee

Standard 5: Enrollment - Goal of 90+ students in all grades with less than 50% of students from out-of-zone.
*Information pulled by the district.

Standard 6: Pure Schedule - Class rosters for each grade level showing a minimum of 50% of students are enrolled in classes with identified academy teachers.
*Academy teaching schedules submitted by the HS Data Assistant Principal.
Standard 7: Common Planning / Collaboration - Academy teachers have a minimum of 2 hrs. of common planning per week or 72 hrs. per year from activities listed below:
  • Teachers attend a 24 hr. Academy Workshop
  • Academy teachers meet / collaborate at designated times
  • Planning template documents agendas, minutes, and attendance from school meetings

Standard 8: Professional Development - Academy teachers earn a minimum of 18 in-service hours in curriculum integration, academy related topics, or using technology for academy development (over a 2 yr. period).
  • Academy related conference attended / on-line course
*Please list the team members who attended the Integrated Curriculum Writing (ICW) Summer Workshop 2012. In addition, list any additional training team members attended that directly relates to the academy (ie. Project Lead the Way training).
Standard 9: Articulation - Academy articulates with middle school via at least 3 career academy activities:
  • Curriculum Fair / Orientation Night / Open House
  • 8th grade high school registration
  • Middle school Orientation / Awareness Day
  • 8th grade shadow day
  • HS / MS collaboration
  • Mentoring / volunteering
  • Future Freshman Night
  • Other:

Standard 10: Workbased Learning - Goal of 90% or more of students at each grade level participate in a real world experience, on or off campus.

Standard 11: Capstone Project

Standard 12: Marketing - Academy awareness is promoted through the following the following activities:
  • Alumni Association
  • High School Showcase
  • Open House Agenda
  • Newsletter
  • Brochures, flyers, electronic marketing materials
  • Academy t-shirt or uniform to identify academy members
  • Academy logo