Carman-Ainsworth - Baker Career Academy
Mission, Benefits, Goals, and Strategies
Carman-Ainsworth - Baker Career Academy is a high school designed for students who are highly motivated to complete the Michigan Merit Curriculum through a unique program that emphasizes academics and career preparation.
All students will have the opportunity to:
- Earn high school and college credit at the same time, saving time and money.
- Receive a high school diploma and a Baker College transcript for those collegiate-level courses that students complete successfully as stipulated in the Baker program requirements.
- Engage in a program of study that meets their individual needs.
- Receive grades on the basis of demonstrated competence.
- Gain work experience and enhance career preparation skills.
- Participate in small class sizes, appropriate to course and lab requirements.
- Take advantage of Baker College facilities and services.
The Academy will:
- Address the individual needs of all committed students: academic, emotional, social, and career.
- Reinforce students' motivation to become productive and responsible members of society.
- Provide career path opportunities that enable graduates to become successful and self-supporting in this area or beyond.
- Provide students with high quality, career readiness skills and training that meet employers needs.
- Provide opportunities throughout the program to experience team studies, cooperative teaching, group projects, and experiential learning.
- Enable students to learn through discovery -
- how to learn.
- how to engage in higher order thinking.
- how to promote substantive conversation.
- how to develop connections to the world.
Students will experience strategies that incorporate rigor, relevance, and relationships, within:
- An accelerated high school curricula and collegiate-level options offering credit towards the completion of the Michigan Merit Curriculum through a combination of traditional and non-traditional instructional techniques and dual enrollment/dual credit opportunities.
- Various work-study/internship/co-op/service learning experiences.
- Supplemental learning opportunities such as mentoring, tutoring, and field trips.
- A calendar and schedules that support year-round opportunities to accelerate high school completion and career preparation.