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Allied Health Academy
Business and Technology Academy
Commercial Arts Academy
Culinary Arts Academy
Engineering Academy
Teaching Academy

 

Allied Health Academy

2011-12 Career Clusters
2012-13 Career Clusters

Required Courses:

Health Science I:
A semester class for students interested in a career in medicine. Sophomores “adopt” a grandparent at the Guest House of Slidell and visit them once a week. Students must purchase scrubs ($29) and wear them to academy events.

Health Science II:
A year-long course and is predominantly for juniors. This required academy class teaches the “language” of medicine. Students can receive college credit for passing the Medical Terminology test in the spring. It is possible to take Health Science I concurrently.

First Responder:
This semester class is required the junior year for all students wishing to take the EMT Basic Course their senior year. It is highly recommended for all academy students; national certification is given. Students who are outside the Academy may also enroll in this course.


Health Science Internship 
Internship is only offered to seniors who have met the previous coursework requirements and who have been recommend by the previous academy teachers. This is a two-hour course in which seniors have several options. Among these options are: internship at health-care facilities, CNA Certified Nursing Assistant certification, EMT Basic Certification, or Pharmacy Tech certification $129. Since most of these certifications are a semester, the student may intern the other semester. EMT Basic is a year-long course and is offered only to students who have passed “First Responder”.
At graduation, those who have completed the program will wear a colored cord, receive a certificate of completion, and be recognized at the ceremony.


Students who choose Allied Health will be required to buy Slidell High School scrubs, cost of $29 .
Requirements for Allied Health:

10-11th grade 
Health Science I (.5 credit)

11th grade 
Health Science II (1 credit)

First Responder - recommended (.5 credit)

12th grade 
Health Science Internship (2 credits)

Teacher To Contact: Mrs. Gremillion - Coordinator

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Business and Technology Academy


Your Future is in the World of Work and Business! 
BUSINESS ACADEMY Required Courses: 

10th grade
Principles of Business: An introduction to the world of business and life skills needed to succeed. (1 credit)

11th grade 
Accounting: The language of money and the path it takes in business. (1 credit)

OR
Principles of Marketing: Marketing activities are found in every type of business ranging from advertising to customer service. National Retail Federation- Customer Service Certification is offered. (1 credit)

OR 2 of the 3 
Bus. Computer Applications: Computer skills used in the business world today. Students may choose to receive IC3 / MOS certification. (.5 credit) 
Multi-media Productions: Students will create slide shows and videos using text, also editing, planning, scripting specific assignments.(1 credit) 
Business Law : An introductory course covering issues of business and personal law. Students will explore important topics on the business law side. (.5 credit)

12th grade 
Business Internship: Seniors are assigned a mentor in the business community who instructs the students in entry level skills, monitors their progress, and evaluates them at the end of each rotation. (2 credits)


TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY Required Courses:

10th grade 
Bus. Computer Applications (.5 credit) 

11th grade 
Multi-media Productions (1 credit)

12th grade 
Web design: Concepts of web communication will be explored and studied. (.5 credit)

Business Internship (2 credits)

Your Future In: Management, Travel, Real Estate, Insurance, Marketing, Retail , Finance , Business Owner 
Certifications Offered: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-Point, National Retail Federation-Customer Service

How do I enroll? Talk to your Guidance Counselor or to one of the following teachers:
Mrs. Missy Fischer, Ms. Stacy Kyle, Ms. C. J. Roberts, Mrs. Judy Williams

 
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Commercial Arts Academy


Students who join the Commercial Arts Academy can choose from two different career paths: 
Graphic Arts OR Mass Communications (Print and/or Broadcast Media) -Choose a Path: 
GRAPHIC ARTS PATH Courses Requirements

9-10th grade : 
Art I A & B (1 credit)

10-11th grade :
Art II A & B (1 credit)
Multimedia Productions (1 credit )

12th grade 
Art III -recommended (1 credit)
Commercial Arts Internship (2 credits) 

MASS COMMUNICATION PATH- Courses Requirements
(Track I & II can combine or mix courses)

Print Media - TRACK I 
10th grade 
Multimedia Productions (1 credit)

11th grade 
Journalism I (1 credit)

12th grade
Journalism II (1 credit)
Commercial Arts Internship (2 credits)
Broadcast Media- TRACK II 

10th grade 
Multimedia Productions (1 credit)

10-11th grade 
Adv. Communications (1/2 credit )

12th grade 
Commercial Arts Internship (2 credits)
After completing the required courses, students will intern their senior year for a two hour course. Students are placed in work areas of their career path interest.

Past sites: Slidell Cable Show, Channel 13, Southern Blues Design, Office Depot, Marguerites Bakery, Signs Now, Joy-Bug Jewelry Designer, Slidell Art League for Teens (SALT), Slidell Cultural Affairs, Elementary and Junior High Art Teachers, Smith’s Sportswear, Purple Armadillo, etc.

Career Options: Retail Advertising, Silk Screening Printing, Multi-media, Commercial Art Design, Television Production, Broadcast Journalist, Newspaper Advertising , Photo-Journalist, Layout Designer, Stage Designer, Display Designer, Free Lance Artist, Jewelry Designer
 
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Culinary Arts Academy

Why a career in food service? 
The food service industry is not only one of the fastest growing occupational areas in the United States but is also one of the fastest growing employment opportunities in our community.


CAREERS: DIETICIAN, CHEF, RESTAURANT / HOTEL MANAGER OR OWNER, CATERER, BAKER, BANQUET MANAGER
Sophomore year the course will focus on basic nutrition and food preparation skills.


Junior and Senior years, students will participate in the Pro-Start program which has been developed by the National Restaurant Association. This two year course focuses on the fundamentals of professional food preparation, customer relations, management skills, accounting, sanitation, and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Shadowing experiences, demonstrations, field trips, guest speakers, and catering events will be planned throughout the program.
The program includes a 400 hour paid internship to be completed after school hours and a final exam developed by the National Restaurant Association.


Students who successfully complete all requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognized certificate indicating academic and work place skill mastery.


Completion of the Culinary Arts Academy may enable students to earn college credit at Louisiana Universities and scholarships for those who major in an area of food service.


Culinary Arts Required Courses


10th grade 
Nutrition and Food 1/2 credit 
Adv. Nutrition & Food 1/2 credit


11th grade 
Pro-Start I 1 credit

12th grade 
Pro-Start II 1-2 credits 
Senior students may earn an extra credit for working at approved sites.
For further information contact your Guidance Counselor or Culinary Arts Coordinator

 
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Engineering Academy

The Engineering Academy provides the motivated student with the opportunity to explore various engineering careers and basic engineering techniques. In addition to the core science and mathematics curriculum, the student will receive instruction in drafting, design, and reporting of project results. The senior year internship includes on-the-site training under the supervision of an engineering mentor.


What do engineers do? 
Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. 
Engineering offers:

  • Challenging job opportunities
  • Excellent career benefits
  • Durable/ tangible products. Service to humankind
  • Prestige and status

OCCUPATIONS: Aerospace Engineer, Air Traffic Controller, Architect, Biomedical Engineer, Chemist, Civil Engineer, Computer Engineer, Construction worker, Draftsmen, Electrical Engineer, Electrician, Geologist, Industrial Engineer, Landscape Architect, Laser Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Researcher 
Course Requirements:

The recommended preparation for Engineering internships include all honors math and science.

Grade 10, 11
Basic Technical Drafting I 
Basic Technical Drafting II

Grades 11, 12
Advanced Technical Drafting

Grade 12 
Physics (H) 
Engineering Internship 
For further information:

  • What engineers do?
  • Additional engineering specialties
  • Career opportunities in engineering
  • The Slidell High School Engineering Academy

Contact: Ms. Debra Turlich, E-mail: dturlich@stpsb.org

 
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Teaching Academy

 

How do I enroll? 
Complete and turn in a teaching acadamy application to Mrs. Manetta, Teacher Academy Coordinator.

Who is Eligible? 
Students...
Wanting to investigate teaching as a career possibility.
Having an Interest in helping children and working with young people.
Possessing adequate personal and social skills.
Wanting to provide a service to society.
Having the ability to develop the technical skills of teaching.


Careers in education: 
Teacher (K-12)
Coach
Substitute Teacher
School Counselor
Librarian
Special Educator
Early Childhood Educator 

Required Courses: 
10th Grade: Multimedia Productions
This course is designed to create slide shows and videos using text. Computer based programs including Power-Point and Publisher editing software will be taught. Students will be responsible for planning, scripting, and editing specific assignments and producing flyers, brochures and business cards. Students will be working towards MOS certification in Power-Point. (1 credit)

11th Grade: Teaching Academy Courses (STAR)
This year long course investigates the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social stages of child and adolescent development. Included in this class are observations and interaction with learners through planned activities and lessons. (1 credit)

12th Grade: Teaching Internship
During the senior year, the student is assigned to a mentor teacher for two hours each day. Students are not paid for this on-the-job training in area schools. (2 credits)

Other courses important for students interested in The Teaching Academy: Speech, Psychology, 
Sociology, Art, and Music Courses within interest area.

 
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