College & Career Academy
The College and Career Academy at Fitzgerald High School (FHSCCA) is an innovative educational program designed to prepare students for success in college, careers, and the workforce. It provides students with a unique opportunity to explore various career pathways and gain practical skills and experiences that align with their interests and goals.
The College and Career Academy offers a wide range of academic and technical programs, collectively known as College and Career Technical Education (CTAE) pathways. These pathways encompass diverse fields such as engineering, agriculture, business, technology, healthcare, and more. Each pathway integrates rigorous academic coursework with hands-on learning experiences, industry certifications, and work-based learning opportunities.
The goal of the College and Career Academy is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to thrive in today's competitive job market. By partnering with local industries, businesses, and postsecondary institutions, FHSCCA ensures that its programs are aligned with the needs and demands of the workforce. This collaboration allows students to gain real-world insights and experiences, fostering a seamless transition from high school to further education or the workforce.
Through the College and Career Academy, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, industry-standard equipment, and experienced instructors who are experts in their respective fields. The academy emphasizes hands-on learning, critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in their chosen career paths.
In addition to technical skills, the College and Career Academy places a strong emphasis on essential workplace skills, such as communication, collaboration, professionalism, and leadership. Students are encouraged to develop these skills through various extracurricular activities, clubs, competitions, and community service initiatives.
At FHSCCA, we believe that every student has unique talents and aspirations, and our College and Career Academy provides a supportive and nurturing environment for students to explore their passions and discover their potential. Whether students choose to pursue higher education, enter the workforce, or start their own entrepreneurial ventures, the College and Career Academy at Fitzgerald High School equips them with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed in their chosen paths.
Payton Dix, CTAE CEO
Kristy Henderson, Director of Dual Enrollment and CTAE
Sheri Brown, Accelerated Learner/Work Study Coordinator