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Sheldon High School Academy / Pathway Programs

Agriculture Pathway (FFA) — The Agricultural Pathway is a unique program that provides high school students the opportunity to not only learn about agriculture in the classroom, but also through supervised agriculture experiences, and the FFA. As a student in the Agricultural pathway, learning doesn’t just come from books, but extends to the Elk Grove Agri-Science Center, a multitude of hands-on projects and leadership opportunities.

FFA is a national organization that is an integral part of agricultural education. FFA members are encouraged to develop leadership capabilities through participation in conferences, public speaking or judging contests, chapter activities and community service – the opportunities are endless. In fact, members have the opportunity to participate at the chapter or local level sectional, regional, state and even the national level. The rewards of leadership involvement include resume enhancement, scholarship opportunities and more!

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ARTSwork Pathway —
The mission of the ARTSwork Academy is to empower students to meet the standards of excellence that foster creative exploration of the visual and performing arts within the school and community:

  • To prepare students to be creative, critical-thinking, productive citizens who articulate ideas in various forms of communication.
  • To cultivate a lifelong appreciation of the role the arts play in a culturally diverse society.
  • To provide students with project-based curriculum that focuses on a team approach found in many professional work environments.

The ARTSwork Academy provides a rigorous four-year plan designed to give students real world experience using problem-solving skills that are required to successfully pursue a career or post-secondary educational opportunities in a variety of arts, media and entertainment fields.

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Biotechnology (Biotech) Academy —
The Biotech Academy is for students interested in science-related occupations. Students learn advanced scientific concepts and cutting-edge lab skills that prepare them for both post-secondary education and employment. The academy provides a powerful school-to career educational experience – a blend of academic instruction and on-the-job experience with local industries.

Biotech prepares students for both post-secondary education and employment in the current and emerging high-growth science career labor market. The Biotechnology Academy meets the needs of all students by combining ongoing and direct contact with local and regional industries and post-secondary institutions with rigorous, integrated academic instruction and meaningful, on-the-job experiences.


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Building Trades and Engineering Pathway —
This pathway is designed for students interested in exploring the skilled trades associated with the building industry as well as engineering disciplines. Steadily growing industrial and high-tech manufacturing segments of the local economy combine with an exceptionally strong construction industry to provide context for this pathway. Students begin exploration through general introductory courses. Here they survey career opportunities, engineering fundamentals, basic construction tool use and material handling as well as technical communication skills. Higher level courses allow students to explore more specific areas of building construction and engineering.

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Pathway —
Sheldon High School offers two pathways within their Business Department. This is a New and Emerging Sector. The Entrepreneurship Pathway/Marketing, Sales and Service sector provides an opportunity to learn the techniques of transferring products or services to consumers. As California businesses compete in the global marketplace, the need for employees with business expertise and the ability to analyze and respond to emerging trends will continue to grow.

Students in the Software and Systems Development pathway prepare for careers related to computer science that involve the design, development, implementation, maintenance and management of systems that rely on software programs to satisfy the operational needs of modern business organizations. Persons with expertise in systems development and programming are critical to support operations like electronic commerce, medical records management, retail sales and inventory management, digital entertainment and use of energy.

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Students in the Software and Systems Development pathway prepare for careers related to computer science that involve the design, development, implementation, maintenance and management of systems that rely on software programs to satisfy the operational needs of modern business organizations. Persons with expertise in systems development and programming are critical to support operations like electronic commerce, medical records management, retail sales and inventory management, digital entertainment and use of energy.

The Marketing, Sales and Services sector is designed to align career-path course work with current and projected employment opportunities. Marketing includes the processes and techniques of identifying, promoting and transferring products or services to consumers and is a function of almost every business. It exists within an environment of rapidly changing technology, interdependent nations and economies and increasing demands for ethical and social responsibility.

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Sheldon High School Academy / Pathway News

Successful Bio-Tech Academy at Sheldon High School Receives Coveted State Recognition as a Distinguished Academy

Successful Bio-Tech Academy at Sheldon High School Receives Coveted State Recognition as a Distinguished Academy

The Distinction Honors State’s Top Career Technical Education Programs   ELK GROVE, Calif. – February 4, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District is happy to announce that the California Department of Education selected the Bio-tech Academy at Sheldon High...

25 Elk Grove Unified Students Receive Top Honors in 2018 Teen Biotech Challenge Website Building Competition

Competition Aims to Engage Students to Broaden Understanding of Biotechnological Advancements ELK GROVE, Calif. – May 25, 2018 – Sheldon High School Bio-Technology Academy students walked away with 23 awards in the 2018 Teen Biotech Challenge (TBC) using website...

Board of Trustees Recognizes 50 Top-Quality Career Technical Education in Elk Grove Unified School District Programs

Board of Trustees Recognizes 50 Top-Quality Career Technical Education in Elk Grove Unified School District Programs

Recognition Highlights Academies and Pathways Meeting Highest Quality   ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 22, 2018 – The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized 50 Career Technical Education (CTE) academies and pathways that demonstrated progress...

College for a Day at Sacramento City College Draws 150 EGUSD Students to the 2nd Annual AME Day

College for a Day at Sacramento City College Draws 150 EGUSD Students to the 2nd Annual AME Day

Talk about an amazing hands-on learning opportunity! 150 students from Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Franklin, Monterey Trail, Pleasant Grove and Sheldon high school attended Sacramento City College (SCC) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 for the college’s second...

Bio-Tech Students Become GMP-Certified during SPARK Program Internship at UC Davis STEM Cell Institute

Bio-Tech Students Become GMP-Certified during SPARK Program Internship at UC Davis STEM Cell Institute

Five Sheldon High School's Biotech Academy students wrapped up their hands-on internship at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures. Part of the SPARK Research Scholars internship program, the program allows students to take part in an eight-week, mentored...

Sheldon High School Students Receive Top Honors in 2017 Teen Bio-Tech Challenge Website Building Competition

Sheldon High School Students Receive Top Honors in 2017 Teen Bio-Tech Challenge Website Building Competition

Competition Aims to Engage Students to Broaden Understanding of Biotechnological Advancements ELK GROVE, Calif. – May 11, 2017 – Sheldon High School Bio-Technology Academy students walked away with 19 awards in the 2017 Teen Biotech Challenge (TBC) using website...

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