Freedom High School’s Leadership Academy provides career readiness skills to select seniors who desire alternatives to four-year college, but who are uncertain how to pursue them. Seniors receive credit in English and Government, as well as Math and Personal Finance (as needed) through shadowing/internships, project-based learning, and personalized instruction focused on their career plans. They also learn the value of community service through our partnership with Chick-Fil-A’s Leader Academy. These students graduate with contacts at local businesses, at least three marketable skills (as defined by workplace certifications/competencies), and two shadowing/internship experiences.
The Leadership Academy curriculum meets the standards of the LCPS 12th grade English, Math, U.S. Government, and CTE courses, filtering assignments and lessons through the lens of personalized learning for individual career preparation. The curriculum meets and exceeds the Virginia Profile of a Graduate mandate to “establish multiple paths toward college and career readiness. . . which could include internships, externships, and credentialing.”