Career Academies

Volusia Career Academy Application Process:

What is a career academy?

  • Career academies are designed to prepare students for both college and careers. They are schools within schools that link students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a structured environment that fosters academic success. The career academy concept has three key elements:
    • A small learning community (SLC)
    • A college-prep sequential curriculum with a career program
    • An advisory board that forges partnerships with employers, higher education institutions, and the community

What is the career academy application process?

What is the deadline to apply for a career academy?

  • The deadline is January 31, 2022 to apply for a career academy.
  • Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of a world-class Volusia County Career Academy!!


Career Academies for the 2021-22 School Year

Atlantic High

Atlantic High Website
Academy Facilitator: Sarah Olsen

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Law & Government Criminal Justice Margo Rivera
Aquaculture, Environmental & Marine Science Academy Horticulture, Science & Services Jennifer Spain
Technology Engineering, Science, & Aeronautics Academy Aerospace Technologies Amanda Silva
DeLand High

DeLand High Website
Academy Facilitator: Melissa Lundell

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Communications Academy Digital Media Multi-Media & Digital Video  Vicki Perri
Engineering Academy Engineering Peter Policke and Chris Folsom
Deltona High

Deltona High Website
Academy Facilitator: Brandy Meadows

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Food & Agricultural Science Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Farrah Johnson
Academy of Digital Media Enterprise Digital Media and Promotional Enterprise John Scott and Matt Milazzo
Health Services Academy Allied Health Assisting Taylor Grace
Mainland High

Mainland High Website
Academy Facilitator: Tara Gardner

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Scientific Inquiry & Medicine Allied Health Assisting, Biomedical Sciences Susana Mandell
New Smyrna Beach High

New Smyrna Beach High Website
Academy Facilitator: Denise Johns

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Education Education and Training Carli Bryan
Criminal Justice Academy Criminal Justice Operations Diana Cox and Mark Fletcher
Engineering Academy Engineering Technology Harry Prather
Medical Academy Emergency Medical Responder Lindsay Posick
Pine Ridge High

Pine Ridge High Website
Academy Facilitator: Loren Conlan

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Healthcare Academy Allied Health Assisting Kimberly Lurkins
Manufacturing Academy Manufacturing Javier Vega Garcia
Seabreeze High

Seabreeze High Website
Academy Facilitator: Erica Demke

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Allied Health Academy Allied Health Assisting Kelley Lemon
Spruce Creek High

Spruce Creek High Website
Academy Facilitator: Thomas Bennett

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Finance Academy Finance Hayley Dougal
Information Technology Robotics  IT and Applied Robotics Kim Stears
University High

University High Website
Academy Facilitator: Jennifer Peel

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Finance Finance Stephanie Smith
Gaming and Simulation Academy Gaming/Simulation and Robotics David Manning
Biomedical Sciences Academy Biomedical Science Monica Hendron