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Spartan Career Academy

SCA - Community Presentation

New to Luxemburg-Casco High School in 2016 is the Spartan Careers Academy, a real-world, project-based learning opportunity for all students. Each department involved offers a capstone class that is appropriate to their career pathway. This capstone class offers students the opportunity to get outside of the traditional classroom, work hands on in a business model, and have a say in their own learning.  

Each capstone class offers an experience unique to a specific career pathway. Capstone classes have a very defined set of prerequisites to ensure that students have the necessary skills to function and succeed in the capstone classes. Below is an overview of each capstone class offered and the specific details to support a student’s path to enter the capstone class.

These classes will also work with community businesses and partners to provide product, learn process, and understand how the real-world business side of their industry works.

Each individual capstone class has an opportunity for a scholarship and even potential profit sharing should the students create a successful, profiting process or product.  


- SPARTAN INDUSTRIES -
SI is a combination of woodworking, metals, and engineering and design. Students in the SI capstone will be a part of such projects as building a “tiny house,” creating unique products such as trailored grills or deer stands, designing and crafting one of a kind pieces of furniture, and producing custom pieces for the community.  

PREREQUISITES
A “B” in one of the following - Woods 2 / Metals 2 / Advanced Architecture and Engineering. Students will apply through an application process. 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
  • Students with significant or repetitive disciplinary issues within the class will be removed.
  • Students working within the SI will be the only candidates for a $500 scholarship as well as profit sharing of up to 10% net profit every year.
  • Students will not typically have homework within the SI, but will be expected to work at times during Resource Period or after school to accommodate special requests.
  • Students must apply and interview in order to be a member of the SI.
  • Students may take one block of SI during their junior year, and may double block SI during their senior year if they have completed all other necessary graduation requirements and are on pace for graduation.

Spartan Career Academy
- SPARTAN CAFE -
The Spartan Cafe is a program that exposes LC students to the food and service industries. Students will have an opportunity to work in the school restaurant which will serve unique, weekly menu options to staff around the district. Students will learn the ins and outs of the service industry through the real-world practice. 

PREREQUISITES
Students must have earned at least a B in Foods II in order to work in the Spartan Cafe. Students must have earned at least a B in Intro to Business.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
  • Students with significant or repetitive disciplinary issues within the class will be removed.
  • Students working within the Spartan Cafe will be the only candidates for a $250 scholarship as well as profit sharing of up to 10% net profit every year.
  • Students will not typically have homework within the Spartan Cafe, but will be scheduled to work during a Resource Period once a week, or after school to accommodate special catering requests.
  • Students may take one block of Spartan Cafe during their junior year an additional block of Spartan Cafe during their senior year if they have completed all other necessary graduation requirements and are on pace for graduation.

- SPARTAN STORE / SPARTAN COFFEE SHOP -
The school store is a unique opportunity to those students interested in pursuing a career in the business, sales, marketing, or similar fields. Students run a fully functioning school store and coffee shop. Students learn to study their market, understand supply and demand, apply accounting principles, and engage in sales and marketing practices. Students will also work within the other academies to help develop, market, and sell their product.  

PREREQUISITES
Students must have earned at least a B in Intro to Business and Accounting I.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
  • Students with significant or repetitive disciplinary issues within the class will be removed.
  • Students working within the Spartan Cafe will be the only candidates for a $500 scholarship as well as profit sharing of up to 10% net profit every year.
  • Students will not typically have homework within the Spartan Store or Cafe, but will be scheduled to work during various Resource Periods, before school, or after school. 
  • Students may take one block of Spartan Store during their junior year, and may double block Spartan Store during their senior year if they have completed all other necessary graduation requirements and are on pace for graduation.

- UPCOMING S.C.A. PATHWAYS -

2017-2018

Spartan Farms
Students will develop and maintain a farm to produce products for the community, families in need, and farm to fork items for our school restaurant. Students will also develop the LC Greenhouse to learn first hand the needs of a wide variety of food plants and landscape pieces. Embedded in the Spartan Farms is a small engine capstone component where students will work to rebuild a tractor as well as service the community’s small engine needs.  

Spartan IT
Students will work to create a web presence for the S.C.A. This includes website development, social media, appropriate software for each pathway, and many other IT areas. Students will also work to meet the community’s needs for web service and development.