ASQ - Education Division

College Preparation in the 21st Century

Abstract: By structuring the high school curriculum around application-based learning in context, the Academies of Nashville are preparing students for success in college and careers by providing the knowledge, skills and work habits that are crucial both in the classroom and the working world. Career-themed instruction improves students’ ability to understand the relevance of their education and encourages them to plan early for the post-secondary educational opportunities they will need to fulfill their long-term professional and personal goals.

Keywords: Career Development - Primary and Secondary Education Brief - 21st Century Skills

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