Imagine redesigning the high school experience to inspire students to take ownership of their own learning, develop skills to compete in a global economy and be well-prepared for college and careers.
That is the goal of Oxnard Union High School District’s recent $6 million grant to expand its Linked Learning Academies. Instead of students asking, “When will I ever use what I am learning today?” and “How will I apply my learning?”, they can participate in OUHSD’s Linked Learning Academies.
Linked learning integrates traditional subjects such as English, science and mathematics into a thematic academy program. Students have options in health science, culinary arts, manufacturing, engineering, robotics and information technology, hospitality, aviation science, medical sciences, agriculture, business and finance, arts and entertainment.