Emerald Campus Experiential Learning Academies

Emerald Campus Experiential Learning Academies

At the Emerald Campus, our focus is to empower students to take ownership of their learning and future.  We offer innovative, personalized, work based, and project based educational experiences to meet the interests and needs of students beyond the traditional classroom through our Experiential Learning Academies.  In addition to the academies listed below, other academies will be developed as we continue to invision new ways to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. 

We offer the academies listed below at the Emerald Campus for students from all three of our Dublin high schools.  Please click on each academy's title to link to specific information:  

Biomedical Academy
Students learn science concepts through biology processes using a problem based approach, relationship building and collaboration, culminating in a year-long research project. Courses include AP Biology, Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Advanced Research in Science, and Art.

Dublin Business Academy

Students have a unique hands-on opportunity to get started on the path to a successful career in business, graphic design, or entrepreneurship, by operating an existing, full-service screen-printing and design company.

Dublin Teachers Academy

Students get a head start on the path to a successful career in education in DTA. Juniors experience guest speakers, site visits, and action research. Seniors participate in internships guided by experienced teachers in the areas of early-childhood, adolescent, and special needs classrooms.

Engineering Academy
Students learn university and industry standard software packages in 3D design, data analysis, programming and circuitry. Courses include the Fundamentals of Engineering, Computers, Electronics & Control Systems, and Mathematical Models and Data Analysis.
Fall of 2019 - Students can choose to study Networking and Routing or Cybersecurity in order to earn high school credit and industry recognized Cisco credentials. Learning consists of online modules, class discussions, and hands-on application of knowledge in our Cisco lab.

IT Programming Academy
Students explore software development through a combination of courses in programming languages, web design, databases, and more with the opportunity to earn up to 18 hours of college credit. Students are able to participate in an internship with a local business, visit local IT businesses, and hear from professionals in the field. 
Fall of 2019 - Students explore careers in sports medicine and performance.  Course content includes sports injuries, biomechanical susceptibilities in athletes and optimizing sport performance. Students author a research project, have access to hands-on field work with a network of collaborating mentors and prepare for a strength and conditioning certification. 
Fall of 2019 - Students interested in developing an original business concept participate in two IB courses with experiential learning for start-up development.  Students create, plan, design and present their personal business model to industry experts who provide support and advice allowing students to develop and protect their own intellectual property.    

Young Professionals Academy

Students participate in two, interest-based, professional, field experiences over a semester-long course in order to develop the critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills required for success in college and careers. In this academy, students will create a resume and engage in practice interviews with local business professionals.
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