Mount Diablo High School Academy Presentation Principal – Kate McClatchy What are academies? • Academies offer small learning communities for students to specialize in particular skills. • We have four academies at Mount Diablo: Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing & Engineering Academy (ACME), Digital Safari Academy (DSA), Medical & Biotech Academy (MBTA), International Hospitality & Tourism Academy (IHTA) • All academies offer access to rigorous curriculum, team building activities, and internship opportunities. Digital Safari Academy (DSA) • Multimedia Pathway – Students will take career tech courses focused on video production, digital photography, and graphic design. – Students will complete collaborative projects that merge digital arts with core curricula, such as English and social studies. – Students participate in internships during their Junior year and work with mentors in the fields of multimedia, communications, and business. • Interactive Design Pathway – Students will take career tech courses focused on interactive design, such as gaming, animation and web design. – Students will solve real world problems and be prepared for the growing Information Technology field. – Students will complete a capstone course in which they will complete an inquiry-based project. International Hospitality & Tourism Academy (IHTA) • Culinary Arts Pathway – Students will take a variety of career tech courses focused on hospitality and tourism. – Students will work in the Serendipity Restaurant as 12th graders, developing the menu, preparing the food, and serving customers. – Students will be enrolled as members of FHA Hero, a career technical organization for students enrolled in home economics careers and technology education. – Students have the opportunity to participate in internships in the field of hospitality and tourism. • Healthy Living Pathway – Students will take a variety of career tech courses focused on health, nutrition, and sustainability. – Students will learn how to cook and live in a healthy lifestyle, preparing for careers in the growing health and medical sector. – Students will work in the Mount Diablo High School garden, an expanding urban farm used to produce the organic foods prepared in the kitchen. – Students will partner with the City Wellness Challenge. Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing, & Engineering (ACME) • Construction Pathway – Students take career tech courses focused on construction and manufacturing through the woodshop. – 11th and 12th graders have the opportunity to take ROP Construction. – Students will explore colleges and careers through field trips to schools and industry. – Students of all grades have the opportunity to participate in the ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) mentor afterschool program. • Architecture & Engineering Pathway – Students take a sequence of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses to prepare them for rigorous careers in engineering. – Students will have the opportunity to take Computer Integrated Manufacturing, a robotics class, and Civil Engineering and Architecture as capstones. – Eventual scale-up will include Engineering Design and Development, the PLTW capstone, an inquiry-based engineering class. Medical & Biotechnology Academy (MBTA) • Students will take career tech courses focused on the health and medical sector. • All 10th graders will take sports medicine and assist athletic teams on campus. • All 11th graders will take ROP Biotechnology, learning how to use sophisticated equipment in our new science labs. • Some 12th graders will receive professional development on workplace etiquette, learn how to make professional presentations, and engage in an internship in a health field. These students will take an advanced biotechnology class and engage in independent research. • Some 12th graders will take an advanced sports medicine course during 7th period and run the athletic training program for Mount Diablo High School.