SHINE has extended its programs to middle- and highschool students. These programs provide project-based enrichment that reinforces academics and demonstrates the real-world application of STEM skills. Older SHINE students are engaged in hands-on activities that relate to high-priority occupations. 

The SHINE Career Academy in Carbon County works in close collaboration with the Carbon Career Technical Institute (CCTI). The SHINE Center is located on the CCTI campus, giving students the opportunity to work on the school's equipment and interact with subject-matter experts.

The Shenandoah Valley Career Academy in Schuylkill County is designed for middle- and high-school students who wish to focus on STEM-related intensive projects. 

Approximately 30% of the students in the elementary SHINE programs have seamlessly enrolled in the middle- and high-school SHINE programs.

That number is expected to increase with the expansion of the Shenandoah Valley Middle School Center.

SHINE Career Academy

A SHINE teacher shows a Shenandoah Valley student how to use the MakerBot 3D printer.

Well-Balanced Education
Students in the Shenandoah Valley Career Academy know coming up with dinner plans every night isn't as easy as it appears on TV. Last year, they transformed lessons in financial planning, time management, nutrition and collaboration into a tasty final project.

To learn more about the Shenandoah Valley SHINE Cookbook, click here.