Career Learning Communities

Albemarle County Public Schools currently offers 14 Career Learning Communities (CLCs) that encourage students in grades 10-12 to explore career pathways based on their interests. CLCs link academic subjects to career fields and connect student interests and passions to rigorous academic content in a small, collaborative learning environment. CLCs are designed to broaden learning opportunities for students and prepare students for college and career through interactive, project-based, and work-based learning.

Program Overview

Participation begins with identifying a CLC of interest and registering for the Gateway course for that CLC. Students then progress through courses in a Pathway Sequence and finally complete a Capstone course in 12th grade. Throughout the CLC journey, Pathway Plus courses are available to students who want to extend or deepen their learning. In addition to participating in work- and community-based learning experiences, students have the opportunity to earn industry credentials, and all CLC students are encouraged to pursue the Virginia Board of Education’s Seal of Biliteracy.

Course progression looks like this:

GATEWAY10th Grade

Complete the Gateway course for the CLC of interest (1 course).

 

PATHWAY SEQUENCE11th – 12th Grade

Choose a pathway within the CLC of interest and complete the sequence of courses for that pathway (2 courses).

 

CAPSTONE12th Grade

Complete the Capstone course for the CLC of interest (1 course).

 

PATHWAY PLUS10th – 12th Grade

Complete at least one Pathway Plus course for the CLC of interest (1 course required; additional courses optional).

Expand the sections below to learn more about each type of CLC course:

Expand the sections below to learn more about the benefits of our CLC program:

Course Descriptions

Click on a CLC below to explore our course offerings. Students may attend any CLC, regardless of whether the CLC is hosted at their base school.

Hosted at Albemarle High School

EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP, BUSINESS & INNOVATION GLOBAL LEADERSHIP, LAW & SOCIAL JUSTICE MATH, ENGINEERING & SCIENCES

Hosted at Monticello High School

GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES, LOGISTICS, ROBOTICS & TRANSPORTATION
HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCES VISUAL ARTS

Hosted at Western Albemarle High School

ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN & BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES HEART: HOSPITALITY, EATERIES, AMUSEMENTS, RECREATION & TOURISM

Hosted at Center I

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Hosted at Community Lab School

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Hosted at CATEC

HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCES SKILLED TRADES

Center II coming soon!


For more information about our Career Learning Communities, please view our CLC Guide for Students and Families.