Vital Information
Academy of Design and Technology
George Jenkins High School
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

Phone:  (863) 648-3566

Areas of Interest:  Web Design, Graphic Design, Video Production

NCAC Academies

NCAC MODEL ACADEMY

This academy is given the highest level of recognition by the National Career Academy Coaltion, earning the status of a "MODEL" Academy for having exceeded the National Standards of Practice


Academy of Design and Technology Overview

The Academy of Design and Technology is a four-year information technology career and professional academy offering industry certification and specific career pathways. Articulation, dual enrollment, and business/ education partnerships will be emphasized. Students will work in small supportive, motivational communities with the opportunity to earn up to one year of college credit. This will prepare them for careers in the high-growth, high-salary fields of a Digital Assistant Designer, Assistant Web Designer and/or Film Production Assistant.

Goals

  • Create a supportive learning environment
  • Involve community technology leaders and businesses in the learning process
  • Provide opportunity for students to graduate with an industry certification
  • Provide the knowledge and skills to enter a technology career upon graduation
  • Inspire more graduates to advance to college
  • Improve academic achievement
  • Incorporate technology into the classroom
  • Integrate curriculum between career and academic courses
  • Emphasize cooperative and project based learning
  • Empower students with a sense of professionalism and individual accountability
  • Recruit a diverse student population

Highlights/Awards

  • Since 2008 there have been 95 ADT students earn industry certification in Adobe
  • Students earn an average of 18 college credit hours before graduating high school