MERIDIAN, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA), Idaho’s only career-focused virtual school, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year. A full-time online public charter school, ITCA serves high school students throughout the state.
A Destinations Career Program, ITCA utilizes career technical education (CTE) to uniquely prepare career-focused students in grades 9-12 who are interested in pursuing a job, college degree or both for life after high school. All students complete a career exploration program and can choose from a variety of courses in in-demand career fields such as web development, business administration, health science and agriculture manufacturing. Students can get ahead by earning college credits and start down the pathway of earning industry-recognized certifications.
The online school setting enables students in any geographic area of the state to utilize this unique curriculum. Furthermore, the flexible learning environment enables students to seek out experiences with professionals and companies to apply the skills they are learning in a specific industry.
“Our intent is to give students the opportunity to focus on their career pathways so that they can determine what they might want to be when they grow up,” said Monti Pittman, head of school at Idaho Technical Career Academy. “Our goal is to help students explore career opportunities to help prepare them for their future.”
According to a national survey released by K12 Inc. and Edge Research in 2017, almost 95 percent of Americans agree that high school students should have more opportunities to learn practical, real-world skills. Moreover, 96 percent of parents see CTE as a good option for students who want to start a career immediately after high school, and 88 percent of parents said the same for students who are college-bound.
ITCA’s state-credentialed teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, interacting with students and parents via email, phone, web-based classrooms and online discussions.
Interested families are invited to attend in-person and online information sessions during the enrollment period. For more information about ITCA and a complete list of events, please visit http://itca.k12.com.
About Idaho Technical Career Academy
Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA) is a full-time online public charter school that serves students statewide in grades 9-12. As part of the Idaho public school system, ITCA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ITCA, visit http://itca.k12.com.