Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin Opens Enrollment for Second Year of Operations

CTE Awareness Month Highlights Role of Online Career Tech Ed in
Bridging State’s Skills Gap

MCFARLAND, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February is Career Technical Education (CTE) Awareness Month, and
enrollment is now open for the 2017-18 school year for Destinations
Career Academy of Wisconsin (DCAWI)
, a career and technical
education-focused online high school. The tuition-free online public
charter school, which opened last year, is available to students in
grades 9-12 who reside in the state of Wisconsin. DCAWI serves full-time
students in addition to offering individual courses to students in
schools that do not have access to CTE programs. Interested families can
submit an open enrollment application through April 28, 2017.

“Graduates from Destinations Career Academy are able to move on from
high school with more than a diploma,” said Nicholas Sutherland, Head of
School at Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin. “Each student
receives regular interaction with Wisconsin-licensed teachers who are
trained in their specific subject area and available via email,
telephone, and online meetings. With access to internship experience and
preparatory work for industry certification tests, students have the
opportunity to hit the ground running on their careers.”

DCAWI utilizes online and college readiness curriculum designed to
prepare students to enter the workforce or pursue other post-secondary
options. Students are able to access multiple versions of core online
high school courses and CTE courses in one of four career clusters:
architecture and construction; business management and administration,
health science, or information technology. Each cluster is designed to
give students a head start on their career goals by earning technical
and specialty trade credentials, college career credits and workplace

Obtaining industry certifications opens the door to increased job
opportunities in the high-demand, high-paying jobs which are often tough
to fill and have resulted in a skills gap in Wisconsin. State-licensed
teachers provide DCAWI students with instruction and support. Graduates
receive a McFarland School District diploma. Students receive
preparation for the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate(TM)
(NCRC®) and the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute
(NOCTI®) exams, as well as a membership in a SkillsUSA® career and
technical student organization (CTSO) chapter for networking purposes.

Families can apply to DCAWI during the state open enrollment window for
the upcoming 2017–18 school year. For more information visit
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About Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin

Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, a charter school authorized by
the McFarland School District, is the first-ever career and technical
education-focused online high school in Wisconsin using the curriculum
and academic programs by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN). It is also the first
career readiness program to offer a construction apprenticeship program
in partnership with industry leaders. As part of the Wisconsin public
school system, Destinations Career Academy is tuition-free and serves
students statewide in grades 9-12. For more information about
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, visit


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