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:
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.
Students can choose to learn skills and knowledge in Information Security or Network and Cloud Technologies in order to earn high school credit and industry recognized credentials. Learning consists of online modeules, class discussions, and hands-on application of knowledge in our labs.
Dublin Business Academy
Students interested in a career in business have a hands-on opportunity to learn marketing, graphic design, and sales by operating an existing, full-service screen-printing and design company. Local business professionals serve as guest speakers and students can participate in Business Professionals of America (BPA) club.
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.
Students learn university and industry standard software packages in 3D design, data analysis, programming and circuitry through hands-on collaborative design thinking projects. Courses include the Fundamentals of Engineering, Computers, Electronics & Control Systems, and Mathematical Models and Data Analysis.
Students explore software development through a combination of courses in programming languages, web design, databases, and more with the opportunity to earn 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.
Students explore careers in sports science and health-related fields through coursework that covers anatomy and physiology, evaluating performance through data collection and analysis, and performance maximization. Students will learn from indiivduals in sports and health-related fields, author reasearch projects that illustrate their understanding of the concepts, and have the opportunity to learn CPR and first aid certification.
Students interested in developing entrepreneurial skills will learn foundational business knowledge and practice Design Thinking skills applied to plan, design, create, and present their ideas.
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 semester-long academy, students will create a resume, website, elevator pitch, and engage in practice interviews with local business professionals.