Career Academies

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    The School District of Escambia County’s career academies are small learning communities within middle or high schools that focus on a career pathway for a two-, three-, or four-year span. Students enter through a voluntary application process; they must apply and be accepted, with parental knowledge and support. Students in a career academy take a mixture of career (usually one or two) and academic (usually three or four) classes each year. Classes meet entrance requirements for four- year universities. Students develop knowledge in a given industry, and—in most academies—students have opportunities to earn industry certification relevant to the career academy. Students’ senior year may include work experience, paid or unpaid, in the community.


    Please contact us for more information about our career academy opportunities.


    • All students must have a "C" average
    • All students must have no recurring discipline problems
    • All students must have no serious attendance issues

    Students who do not meet and maintain the admission requirements may be removed from the academy and admission at Washington High School may be rescinded. Waivers are considered: Parents may appeal if a student does not meet one or more of the requirements. Space is limited.


    Aviation Maintenance Academy

    Prepare for a future in the aviation field! Students learn about aviation technologies and maintenance as a means to prepare them for future training and education. If you enjoy math, airplanes, and hands-on learning, this may be the academy for you!

    Culinary Arts Academy

    Are you interested in expanding your culinary horizons? Do you have a passion for fine food? Do you enjoy experimenting but need guidance from a true professional? Discover a love for cooking in our wonderful Culinary Arts Academy. Students learn many facets of the food industry.

    Marketing and Entrepreneurship Academy

    Early Childhood Education Academy

    Students have the opportunity to learn about early childhood education. If you love children, this may be the academy for you. Most students will get on the job training at local daycares.


    Health Science Academy

    Prepare for a future career in the medical field! Students learn about many different careers in the health field. Most students will get on the job training at local medical facilities. This academy has two tracks: Nursing or Sports Medicine

    Marine Science Academy

    Prepare for a future career in the marine science field! Students learn about many different careers and opportunities in the marine science field.

    Media Academy

    Students may choose to display their talents either behind or in front of the camera. They will learn how to produce a live television news program as well as produce video productions for the school and other organizations.