Academies

Academies (College Preparatory-STEM)

Francis Tuttle offers three Academies as part of Career Training Programs. The Academies differ from other Career Training Programs because they incorporate academic teaching alongside technical training – integrating relevant core academics and technology subjects.

Biosciences and Medicine

The Biosciences and Medicine Academy is designed to prepare high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for success in colleges and universities. Rigorous math and science (Honors and AP level only) are combined with medically-related classes to provide students with the academics they will need to be successful in a Bachelor's program and gain an understanding of the broad field of biosciences and medicine.

High school students may attend for up to three school years. Graduates from the Academy should be planning to pursue a college or university track to obtain a degree in some field within the biosciences and medicine fields.

Computer Science

The Computer Science Academy is designed to prepare high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for success in colleges and universities. Rigorous math and science offerings (Honors and AP level only) are combined with computer-related classes to provide students with the academics they will need to be successful in a Bachelor's program and gain an understanding of the broad field of computer science.

Engineering

The Engineering Academy is designed to prepare high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for success in colleges of engineering. Rigorous math and science (Honors and AP level only) are combined with engineering-related classes to provide students with the academics they will need and an understanding of engineering to help them decide if this is truly the field they wish to pursue.

High school students may attend for up to three school years. Graduates from the Academy should be planning to pursue a university track to obtain a degree in some field of engineering.

Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Academy will prepare high school sophomores, juniors and seniors for success in colleges and universities and offer them the chance to develop and grow their own business. Rigorous math and science are combined with the central project of creating a business concept that they will grow and improve during their time in the academy. It will provide students with both the academics and the skills they will need for success in the next step of their academic journey or on their own path as a business owner and entrepreneur.

About this Occupation

The Academies are intended to address national shortages of highly-skilled health care professionals, computer scientists, and engineers by providing a skilled and highly-educated workforce. Through strong partnerships with local colleges and universities, the Academies are increasing the number of suitable candidates for these programs. Graduates from the Academies are much better prepared for their postsecondary education and are more likely to complete their degree program within the respective field.