High School Academies/CTE Programs
The California Partnership Academies represent a high school reform movement that is focused on smaller learning communities
with a career theme. Academy components include rigorous academics and career technical education, with a career focus, a
committed team of teachers, and active business and post-secondary partnerships. Extensive evaluations of the academies indicate
a positive impact on school performance.
The academy model is a three-year program, grades 10-12, structured as a school-within-a-school. Academies incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring, and internships.
Three of our local high schools have active academies. As part of our ongoing partnership with the schools, the Dual Enrollment Program offers a variety of courses as part of their curriculum. All of the SBCC courses offered through the academies are part of the career pathways that we have in place to prepare you for a certificate, AA degree or on your way to transferring to a four year institution. To see our SBCC Career Pathway brochure, click here. To see the specific pathway for each academy click on the insert next to it. To see other career pathways that SBCC offers, please scroll to the bottom of the page to view the inserts.
We offer courses in the following academies:
Carpinteria High School
Culinary Arts Academy (view insert)
Multimedia Arts Academy (view insert)
Dos Pueblos High School
Santa Barbara High School
Green Academy (view insert)
Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA) (view insert)
Multimedia Arts Design (MAD) Academy (view insert)
San Marcos High School
Health Careers Academy (view insert)
To view the other Career Pathway inserts, please click on their name.