Important to the mission of CCA is to provide students with “real-world experience opportunities.” As part of the Academy’s advanced academics students will have opportunities to participate in site visits. These visits include but are not limited to University visits, shadowing opportunities, and field trips. These opportunities are designed to provide Academy students with a rich and fulfilling academic experience. During a student’s tenure at CCA they will receive a well-rounded education that is guaranteed to prepare them for a successful post high school experience.
College and University Visits
During a student’s tenure at CCA they will have a number of opportunities to visit college and/or university campuses. This is vital to the success of the Academy’s college readiness program. Beginning their sophomore year students will have the opportunity to participate in a college visit with the opportunity to participate in up to four college/university visits prior to graduation. Students are encouraged to attend these visits regardless of their strand/major.
Connecting students with the business community is an important part of the Academy’s advanced curriculum. During a student’s tenure at CCA they will have the opportunity to work alongside a number of top businesses in the region. Students who apply for and are awarded a shadowing opportunity will work on location with a business on a jobsite and/or their location of business. The Shadowing program is designed to help mentor students and encourage them to pursue careers in the construction industry by engaging them in and introducing them to career opportunities through mentoring and site visits. The CCA Program Coordinator is the point of contact for the shadowing program.
Students attending the Academy will have a number of opportunities to participate in “field trips.” These trips are designed to re-enforce the Academy’s curriculum. Field Trips are designed to provide an enriched and rewarding opportunity. These trips “breathe life” into the concepts learned in class and gain real-world experience. Students will visit job sites, architectural marvels, and engineering phenomenon’s