Avonworth Career Academy Program

Empowering students to become creative, innovative thinkers.

A Brief Introduction to the AHS Career Academy Program...

At the end of their ninth grade year, Avonworth students have the option of selecting one of five career academies to focus their elective choices and out-of-school experiences such as job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, and their graduation project. The Career Academies include:

Career Academy for Arts, Innovation & Communications

Career Academy for Business, Finance & Entrepreneurship

Career Academy for Health & Medicine

Career Academy for Public and International Relations

Career Academy for Science, Engineering & Technology

Arts, Innovation & Communications

2015-16 Activities


Monthly Student Meetings


Presentations of The Crucible and Diary of Anne Frank


Job shadows... for instance, working with make up artist and wedding planner


Meeting with local screen printing artist


Pittsburgh Galleries Project

Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship

2015-16 Activities


Monthly Student Meetings


Visit from Mr. Ty Ballou of PLB Sports about what it's like to be an entrepreneur


Calgon Carbon design challenge to determine marketing strategies for commercial products


AIU apprenticeships and internships at Dollar Bank


Pittsburgh Data Jam

Health & Medicine

2015-16 Activities

Monthly Student Meetings


Field trip to Creehan & Company


Reception & Presentation on 3D Bioprinting at CMU


Genetics Update Conference at Upper St. Clair High School


UPCI Academy presentation by Pitt professor


Sci-Tech Days at the Carnegie Science Center


Open Heart Surgery Observation at AGH


Human Anatomy Lab at Carlow University


Biomedical Research Essay & Poster Contest


Various AIU Apprenticeships


Physical Therapist speaker

Public & International Relations

2015-16 Activities

Monthly Student Meetings


Visit from World Affairs Council to discuss the Global Certificate Program


Field Trip to Creehan & Company


International Video Conference in November with Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede.


Field Trip to BYN Mellon

Science, Engineering & Technology

2015-16 Activities

Monthly Student Meetings


Visit to Creehan & Company


Bots IQ Experience - a 'Battle Bots' style competition involving the design and construction of a remote controlled robot; Competition


Visit from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics


Pennsylvania's Governor's School for the Sciences


Westinghouse Science Honors Institute


Visit from community member from Covestro to discuss STEM career options


Attendance at SciTech Festival