This report examines the characteristics of Florida career academies in the 2006/2007 school year. Student and school-level data, as well as the Department of Education’s Common Core of Data from a nonrandom sample of 12 districts are analyzed. The findings reveal the types and locations of career academies, characteristics of the high schools offering career academies, and the number and characteristics of students enrolled in career academies.
This paper examines how four Georgia career academies compare with a Central Education Center (CEC) exemplar in Georgia. This study focuses on three elements of the CEC model; courses and curricula development based on need, stakeholder engagement, and seamless integration of career and technical education with academics and alignment between secondary and postsecondary education. Internet searches and key informant interviews from each site were conducted to assess the results.