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WELCOME TO WHITKO CAREER ACADEMY

WCA offers an extraordinary educational environment and has created additional opportunities for students within Whitko Community Schools. Your child has the opportunity to explore a career and earn advanced technical skills, credentials and certifications, college credits, and prepare for a successful future whether they are career- or college-bound.

VIDEO CREDIT: WCA BUSINESS STUDENTS

7th-8th Grade

The Junior High Experience is for seventh and eighth grade students and offers class rotations including Agriculture and College & Careers.

9th Grade

Ninth grade students may choose one of the following Academies: Agriculture, Engineering, Public Service, or Skilled Trades.

10th-12th Grade

Career Focus classes offer sophomore through senior students the opportunity to choose a more concentrated area of study.

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Career Focus Classes

Whitko Career Academy manufacturing
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
Whitko Career Academy criminal justice
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Whitko Career Academy education professions
EDUCATION PROFESSIONS
Whitko Career Academy agriculture
AGRICULTURE
Whitko Career Academy culinary
CULINARY ARTS
Whitko Career Academy engineering
ENGINEERING & DESIGN
Whitko Career Academy business
BUSINESS EDUCATION & MARKETING
cybersecurity
CYBERSECURITY
Whitko Career Academy health science
HEALTH SCIENCES
Whitko Career Academy construction trades
CONSTRUCTION TRADES
Whitko Career Academy early childhood education
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Whitko Career Academy precision machining
PRECISION MACHINING
Whitko Career Academy welding
WELDING TECHNOLOGY

LATEST News

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3/31/2022 Don Stone, Blue Team Director at WCA, stated, “These guys are amazing,” when highlighting the Blue Team in a special presentation during Whitko Community Schools March school board meeting. As Blue Team members work toward their program goals, they gain experience in various programs at the career academy including Culinary, Welding, Construction, Health Sciences, Early Childhood Education, Engineering, and Agriculture. Learn more about the Blue Team by viewing the slideshow here: VIEW THE SLIDESHOW.

2/18/2022 Students in the Advanced Life Science – Animal class recently presented the results of their research on Marketing Growing Opportunities to Young Entrepreneurs. Their research included touring the facilities of Strauss and completing a Veal Challenge that involved cooking various veal recipes in a WCA test kitchen. VIEW THE PRESENTATION and VIEW THE SLIDESHOW.

11/23/2021 WCA Director Joe Luce hosts the Wildcat Weekly podcast interviewing College & Careers instructor Rebekah Mitchell. LISTEN NOW

Whitko Career Academy Director Joe Luce

MEET THE DIRECTOR

Joe Luce is currently in his 29th year of working in public education. After many years as a high school administrator Joe began working with high school CTE programs and helped develop and create Whitko Career Academy in 2019. Joe officially became the Director of Whitko Career Academy in August of 2020.

Testimonials

WCA Services

Programming for continued adult education is currently under development at Whitko Career Academy. The Adult Education program seeks to develop trade skills and the opportunity to earn certifications for adults in our community.

Under the instruction of Mallory Pierce, Culinary Arts students prepare box lunches, offer catering services, and more.

Whitko Career Academy can be your link between business partners in our area and their current job openings! WCA is approached on a regular basis by businesses in our community searching for additional skilled labor. Although many of these job opportunities are filled by WCA students there are still openings available for adults in our community.

Partnerships

Whitko Career Academy logo

710 N St Rd 5
Larwill, Indiana 46764

Ph: (260) 327-3603

Joe Luce, Director 
E: joe.luce@whitko.org

It's time for your child to experience the Whitko advantage