Emerald Campus to offer three additional academies in 2019-20
Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus recently introduced three new academy offerings for students in the 2019-2020 school year. Next school year, Emerald Campus will offer unique programming opportunities including Experiential Learning Academies, Columbus State Community College courses, International Baccalaureate Programme, and Alternative Programs.
“Emerald Campus is essentially an innovative network of personalized educational opportunities preparing learners for our changing world,” said Emerald Campus Director Kristy Venne. “Our focus is to empower our students to take ownership of their learning and future.”
In addition to the current academy offerings (Biomedical Academy, Dublin Business Academy, Dublin Teachers Academy, Engineering Academy, IT Academy, Young Professional Academy), students from all three high schools will have the opportunity to choose from three new academies including the Cisco Cyber Security Academy, the Start-Up Academy, and the Sports Medicine & Performance Academy. The District’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program will also be housed at Emerald Campus starting next year. This consolidation of the program from all three high schools will result in substantial cost savings and expanded course options.
Students interested in pursuing the Cisco Academy will have the option of studying networking or cybersecurity in order to earn high school credit and industry recognized Cisco credentials. The Start-Up Academy will combine two IB courses with access to business and industry professionals who will help students interested in developing an original business concept. Students interested in the Sports Medicine & Performance Academy will explore career opportunities in sports medicine and sports performance. In addition to these new offerings, two existing academies, Biomedical and Engineering, will feature 2nd year capstone experiences for students, including research and field experiences.
Dublin City Schools has also partnered with Columbus State Community College (CSCC) as part of Ohio’s College Credit Plus (CCP) program to give students the opportunity to be enrolled in both high school and college coursework at the same time. These courses will be available during the 2019-2020 school year.
“The unique aspect of the Emerald Campus is that it connects our students to business and industry,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “Students have the opportunity to explore and gain in experience in careers fields before graduating high school.”
Since opening this past August, Emerald Campus has enrolled over 1,000 students and has partnered with several businesses in the community. In December, Emerald Campus received the 2018 Spotlight Award from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, recognizing the national attention it has brought to the Dublin community.