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Below are the various pathways that will be offered at The Dalton Academy.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP & LEADERSHIP

Entrepreneurs, innovators and small business owners play a key role in our state and national economy. The Small Business Administration reports over 900,000 small businesses in Georgia alone.

Enrolling in the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Pathway will give you the tools to be successful as a business owner. You will learn the process of how to start and manage a new business, how to identify, assess and develop a business plan as well as how to find and evaluate business opportunities. Emphasis is on different forms of business organizations including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and franchises. Other topics include the environment of business, globalization and e-business.

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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is one of the fastest-growing healthcare areas, providing specialized help to many “regular” people and athletes. Sports medicine professionals focus on improving the body’s performance, recovering from injury, and preventing future injuries.

Based on an aging population and a retiring workforce, healthcare workers' demand will remain high through 2020. As the roles in this area change, professionals in this pathway will find more opportunities to work in a traditional hospital setting or independently.

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Sports & Entertainment Marketing

If you enjoy working with people, are creative and self-starting, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, sports and entertainment marketing is for you.

Marketing professionals are responsible for developing, implementing and managing a company’s marketing efforts. Their main goal is to maximize profit and market share by satisfying customers’ wants and needs.A positive aspect of the marketing and management field is the variety of jobs this field offers and the room for advancement to higher‐level jobs or other positions.

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Audio video technology & Film

The broadcasting and digital media industry are comprised of two major employers—radio/television broadcasting companies and movie/television production companies. Approximately 73 percent of employed persons within the industry are on television and radio broadcasting. Jobs within the industry are organized into five major areas: program production, news‐related, technical, sales and management.

While technical jobs in broadcasting often do not require a college education, management and sales occupations require a college degree. Computer networks and software skills are especially important for potential employees due to an increase in digital technology.

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Teaching as a profession

Educational services are the second largest industry, accounting for about thirteen million jobs. The educational services industry includes a variety of institutions that offer academic education, technical instruction and other education and training to millions of students each year.

School and working conditions often vary from town to town. Some educational institutions operate ten months a year, while institutions that cater to adult students operate typically year‐round. Many teachers spend significant time outside of school preparing for class, doing administrative tasks, conducting research, writing articles and books and pursuing advanced degrees.

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Law enforcement ServiceS (Criminal investigations & Forensics)

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security workers plan, manage, and provide legal, public safety, and security and protective services. Occupations are numerous and represent multiple levels of education and skills.

Occupations fall into major categories based on common knowledge and skills: correction services such as correctional officers and jailers; emergency and fire management services such as fire fighters, EMTs, paramedics, and public safety communications; security and protective services such as information security IT specialists; law enforcement such as criminal investigators, police officers, special agents; and legal services such as a court reporters or lawyers.

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Early Childhood education

The Education Program Concentration is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the Education field. There are many diverse opportunities in Education, from a school administrator, school counselor, elementary school teacher, special needs teacher, secondary teacher, post secondary teacher, career and technical teacher, preschool teacher, paraprofessional – and the list continues. This pathway will introduce the foundations of education, combined with knowledge and skills, gained in both the classroom and in the workplace, to prepare students for a career in Education.