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SER Career Academy Offers Affordable Online High School Diploma Programs to Fit You
What is a Career Academy?
A Career Academy’s aim is to prepare all students for post-secondary education and careers. An Academy seeks to raise, maintain, and increase the level of students’ motivation while in high school by giving a focus to the program of studies that reflects their own talents, aspirations and interests (National Standards of Practice for Career Academies).
Dating back over 30 years, Career Academies have provided students with an alternative approach to high school education by integrating specialized career training and preparation to enter the workforce or post secondary education with the core academic coursework required to graduate high school. SER Career Academy puts a new spin on this model by offering all coursework online. By providing an affordable online high school that is fully accredited, aligned with common core academic standards, and includes eight in-demand career certificate tracks to choose from, SER Career Academy supports a viable high school completion path to fit any student’s schedule or career interests.
Research shows that career academies keep students engaged in school and prepare them for successful transitions to post secondary education and employment. A study by Manpower Destination Research Corporation (MDRC) found that Career Academies produced sustained earnings gains that averaged 11 percent (or $2,088) more per year for Academy group members than for individuals in the non-Academy group — a $16,704 boost in total earnings over the eight years of follow-up (in 2006 dollars). Moreover, these labor market impacts were concentrated among young men, a group that has experienced a severe decline in real earnings in recent years, as well as a high school dropout epidemic, which is particularly prevalent among young African-American and Hispanic males. Through a combination of increased wages, hours worked, and employment stability, real earnings for young men in the Academy group increased by $3,731 (17 percent) per year — or nearly $30,000 over eight years. This shows that Career Academies work, however there remains a problem of equal access to Career Academies, which are not available in all communities.
SER Career Academy bridges the “access gap” by offering an affordable online high school diploma combined with career training, available to students in all 50 states with the flexibility to complete coursework around their schedule and lifestyle. Every new student is assigned an academic coach upon enrollment, ensuring that each has the individual guidance and support they need to successfully complete the program. Students can also transfer up to 14 previously earned HS credits to offset the 18 credits required to graduate with an accredited HS diploma and career certificate. This affordable online high school’s quality curriculum blends core academic subjects and specialized career courses, all led by highly-qualified, credentialed instructors. With one low flat fee covering the cost of tuition and materials for all coursework needed to graduate, SER Career Academy makes a truly affordable online high school diploma available to everyone. Click the button below to learn more and enroll today!
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