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The Academies at CVCHS function as small schools within the school. Following is a brief description of each of the five Academies. More information as well as the various Academy Pathway options is available HERE.

Arts Academy (CAA)

The Art Academy Pathway is designed to provide students with intensive, in-depth training in their area of artistic interest. Current technology is used as a tool to prepare students for entry into the professional world. Each semester, students collaborate on a thematic-based All-Academy Project, involving all 9-12 graders in the program, and evaluated by community members.  
Academy Lead Teacher: Liz Abbott

Digital Arts and Technology Academy (DATA)

The Digital Arts & Technology Academy is composed of imaginative students who are dedicated to achieving both creatively and academically. Students in this Academy will be focused on ranging fields of Graphic Design, Animation, Game Design, Coding, and Web Design. This Academy is a great way for students to stay on a guided track towards a career in the digital art or computer science industry. Academy Lead Teacher: Anthony Anderson

Engineering and Design Academy (EDA)

The mission of The Engineering and Design Academy is to provide a firm educational foundation in the areas of math and science enhanced by problem-solving and engineering applications. Emphasis is placed upon the critical thinking, collaboration, and teamwork skills necessary in our increasingly technological world. The EDA is more than just science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’s about learning real skills, solving real problems, and making real discoveries about the world. By working with your classmates, teachers, and parents, students help create a learning experience unlike any other. Academy Lead Teacher: John Ouimet

Medical Careers Academy (MCA)

The mission of the Medical Careers Academy is to prepare Academy students for biomedical careers in the 21st century by providing the educational foundation, community mentorships, leadership training, and hands-on skills in the fields of biomedical sciences. MCA uses the curriculum from Project Lead the Way to enhance the science academics during the 3-4 year program. HOSA is a national organization that is used as an adjunct program to teach leadership skills and provide opportunities for community outreach and hands-on experience. Academy Lead Teacher: Richard Prizznick

Public Service Academy

The Public Service Academy is a small learning community at CVCHS structured around dedicated and collaborative teaching that emphasizes academic success by:
  • Creating a safe, welcome, spirited school culture
  • Fostering portable life-skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork
  • Instituting a project-based service-learning curriculum
  • Providing meaningful involvement in the community
  • Preparing students for post-high school education and careers
  • Integrating current technology
  • Promoting awareness and an appreciation of international perspectives
Academy Lead Teacher: Dylan Perreira