For English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, and other CTE courses, we utilize the North Thurston Public Schools curriculum.
We offer five CTE pathways to graduation:
Follow each link below to visit the OSPI CTE website for more information on the program.
Envision Career Academy requires (24 credits):
- 4 credits English Language Arts
- 2 credits Mathematics (Algebra & Geometry)
- 3 credits Science
- 3 credits Social Studies
- 10 credits Career & Technical Education (CTE) (this includes 1 credit of CTE math for the 3rd year of math)
- 2 credits Physical Education
This aligns with the district and state graduation requirements, including credits and graduation assessments
At Envision, we have two different content-area teachers team up to offer one project-based learning course, and this class runs all school day for 6 weeks. Students earn 0.5 credit EACH in two content area for a total of 1 credit every term. Each pair of teachers has a combined student group of 45-60 students. Every 6 weeks, students change teachers and their course (except Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry). 9th and 10th graders have the opportunity to earn 7 credits in a year. Once required math courses are completed, students have the opportunity to earn 6 credits in a year.
Unique Environment & Learning Spaces
Instead of traditional classrooms, each learning space is designed for a purpose: design lab, discussion den, quiet learning nooks, computer lab, greenhouse, school garden, and CTE-focused spaces for manufacturing, biomedical science, business, and marketing.
There are limited bells. Teachers and staff go by their first name. Students are not '9th graders' or 'freshmen' - they are 101s. Students in their second year of high school are 201s.
There is substantial community involvement to ensure career-connected learning. Students have key experiences during their four years at Envision that are embedded into courses & advisory:
- Career Exploration
- Job Shadows