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Career Research And Development Academy

Are you interested in learning about a wide variety of careers? Are you ready to work right now?

Career Research and Development Academy students learn skills focused on effective career planning, career decision-making, goal setting, financial literacy and college readiness. The program consists of two in-school courses, a portfolio development project, and site-based work experience. Career Research and Development empowers students to create a vision of their future through quality coursework, progressive career development, and appropriate work opportunities. The ultimate objective of the program is to help students develop skills to live successful and independent lives as young adults.

Electives

  • Principles of Business and Management

Special Requirements

Students taking the CRD program sequence as a completer for graduation must work during their senior year. Students must concurrently enroll in Career Research and Development II while in Site-Based Work Experience. Students must provide their own transportation to the work site.

Certifications

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce offers students the opportunity to apply for a Passport to the Future, a countywide certificate which endorses students as workforce ready. Students who earn the Passport may have access to career incentive programs, scholarships, and entrance to higher education and certification programs.

College Credit

Students who successfully complete the Career Research and Development program sequence, with a grade of B or higher in academy courses, may be eligible for credits at Howard Community College.

Successful Academy Students:

  • Maintain a C average in all academy coursework.

Suggested Course Schedule

Below is a suggested high school course schedule for students interested in the Career Research Development Academy
Grade Level Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7
Ninth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Fitness & Health required Technology Education required Fine Arts available
Tenth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Elective available Elective available Elective available
Eleventh Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Elective available Elective available CRD I 6880
Twelfth Grade English required Mathematics required Elective available Elective available CRD II 6881 Site-Based Work Experience 6885 -- 2 credits 6886 -- 3 credits 6887 -- 4 credits