Apprentice Academy High School will provide students with a career and technology-focused education that prepares them for post-high school employment and delivers the academic rigor necessary for college success.
What Do We Offer?
Career and Technology-Focused Education (CTE) AAHSNC students in 11th and 12th grade attend classes in various skilled trades, services and computer science at local community colleges, based on their chosen career paths. These facilities offer mechanical workshops and other high-tech equipment, as well as trained, experienced instructors who provide hands-on learning. Dual enrollment enables the students to earn college credit towards 2- and 4- year degrees and tuition is free through the North Carolina’s Career and College Promise program.
Where applicable, courses are aligned to industry certifications and/or credentials, preparing the students to attain them upon completion of the program. Development of 21st century skills including collaboration, critical thinking, entrepreneurial skills, and problem solving is a part of each of the career pathways.
These students will also be given the opportunity to participate in paid youth apprenticeships at local businesses. To be eligible, they must meet all expected academic and career learning requirements, participate in a job interview and be accepted for employment.
AAHSNC students graduate from High School with two full years of occupational training and potential certifications that allow them to enter the workforce immediately into high-paying high-demand jobs.
Career Pathways Skilled Construction and Manufacturing Trades Examples include:
Skilled Automotive Trades Divided into two programs as follows:
Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing
Services Divided into three programs as follows:
Computer Science/Information Technology Divided into three programs as follows:
Core Academics Students will receive instruction in core classes consistent with the North Carolina guidelines, although many of the school's courses will be designed to meet the needs of CTE students.
All students must take the three end of course exams (EOC) and meet the proficiency standards of Math 1, English 2 and Biology. These exams are required by the North Carolina Department of Public Education to receive a North Carolina High School diploma. Final decisions about student promotion are made by the school principal under North Carolina public school law.
Apprentice Academy Students will have a 25 credit requirement to graduate: English- 4 credits Math-4 credits Social Studies- 4 credits Science-3 credits CTE-4 credits Work-based learning credits-2 Health/Physical Education- 1 credit Electives-3 Total- credits 25
In compliance with Federal Law, Apprentice Academy of North Carolina in all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the school's Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.
Apprentice Academy is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code