Career academy to open in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — Davidson County, Thomasville City and Lexington school systems are preparing to open the Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy this fall, a career academy to give students another option to consider when deciding which school will tailor to their futures.

According to the High Point Enterprise, James Fitzgerald, school chief executive officer, said the school will begin by taking 50 to 75 eighth-graders.

The academy is considered a multi-county initiative to reinvent high school around students’ career interests,.

The academy is based on contextual and project-based learning and student-centered instruction. The initial career paths of the academy will be global logistics, advanced technologies and manufacturing, and health sciences and medical informatics.