About CIC

Career Innovation Center (CIC) is a career centered school that focuses on profession-based learning to help prepare students for career and college through Real World Learning opportunities.  We are passionate about helping our students find their passion, their purpose, their path, and their career.  The programs at the Career Innovation Center are preparing students for tomorrow's workforce.

CIC Guiding Principles

Below are five key guiding principles that unite, define, and guide the student's experience at the Career Innovation Center:

Profession-Based Learning

Instructors develop real-world, project-based learning strategies through collaborations with business and community partners.  These interactions enhance the learning experience, preparing students for career and college.

Professional Skills Development

Unique experiences allow students to cultivate transformative professional skills such as understanding expectations, time management and other essential business values.  These skills are critical to providing students a competitive advantage in their post-secondary education and professional careers.

Self-Discovery and Career Exploration

Students realize their strengths and passions by exploring and experiencing potential professions.  This allows them to make informed decisions about their future, while learning to exhibit leadership.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Instructors create an environment where creative thinking and problem solving is encouraged.  An innovative culture is key to fostering entrepreneurial learning and design thinking.

Responsiveness to local business & community needs

CIC supports high-skill, high-demand careers through ongoing innovation in curriculum development, programs and services based on local business and community needs.

New Approach to Career & College Preparedness

The Career Innovation Center is geared toward students who...

  • Want to go to college.  These students are looking for dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities to earn credit towards a college degree.  These students could also be looking to learn a skill set or trade to help pay for college.

  • Want to go right into the workforce or military after high school.  These students want to learn a skill set or trade that will make them more competitive for career preparedness.

  • Are unsure of what they want to do after high school.  These students want to further explore their interests and skill sets to enhance their college and career preparedness.