*Academy registration for the DCS Emerald Campus will begin in January of 2018. Stay tuned for details!
The Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus is a newly acquired building that the District will open in the Fall of 2018.
The name of Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus was chosen by the Board of Education in October. The Board had a desire to have Emerald in the name of the facility due to the frequency of Emerald related suggestions in our community survey, and to serve as a location identifier. They chose the word campus to signify this building is open to students at all three high schools. It further makes it abundantly clear this is not a fourth high school, but a branch campus.
The building will be used by students from all three of our existing high schools for alternative programs. Students will spend a portion of their day at the building attending their chosen courses before returning to their home school at the end of the day.
In the coming months, programming decisions will be made as to what type of courses will be offered to our students.
Thinking Beyond the Traditional High SchoolIn order to be a world-class organization, Dublin City Schools needs to dedicate resources to staying on the cutting edge of technology, work force development, educational methodologies, and the latest, best thinking on a wide variety of topics.
Dublin City Schools offers a variety of innovative and unique educational options to meet the individual needs of students beyond the traditional classroom through our Career Exploration Academies. In addition to the academies listed below, many other academies will be developed and housed in the Emerald Campus.
Biology processes are used to teach science concepts for deeper learning, problem based learning, relationship building and collaboration, culminating in a year-long research project. This program provides career exploration opportunities in a medical career. Courses include AP Biology, Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Advanced Research in Science. Additionally, students will earn an elective credit in 3D Art with works related to human anatomy and physiology.
Dublin Business Academy
Students have a unique 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. Students also have the opportunity to participate in paid internships after school, on weekends, or during the summer.
Dublin Teachers Academy
This program is offered for college bound students to provide an opportunity to get a head start on the path to a successful career in education. Junior students will experience guest speakers, site visits, and action research. Senior students will be placed 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, programming and circuitry. Courses include the Fundamentals of Engineering, Computers, Electronics, and Control Systems. The one-year program culminates with a capstone project.
Students in grades 10-12 will 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.
Young Professionals Academy
Students participate in two interest-based professional internship experiences 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.