College & Careers

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At Odyssey Academy we give our students many different opportunities to advance their education beyond high school.

Endorsements

Every student in the state of Texas must declare an endorsement in the ninth grade. Endorsements consist of a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area. Schools in Texas are only required to offer one of the five available endorsement. OA offers all five endorsements for students to choose from. The five endorsements are: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Business and Industry, Public Service, Arts and Humanities, and Multidisciplinary Studies.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Odyssey Academy offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The CTE programs function as a framework to bridge the high school and college/university curriculums. The goal of the CTE program is to provide students access to courses that will assist with them discovering their passions and to successfully navigate their way to their chosen college and/or career.

CTE programs are organized in Career Clusters. Students have the opportunity to create an individual plan of study from one of the 16 different Career Clusters. In conjunction with local community colleges, Odyssey Academy is able to offer high quality career clusters representing more than 79 Career Pathways.

Career Clusters

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Odyssey Academy is proud to offer programs that prepare students with necessary 21st Century skills to be competitive in the current and future workplace.

Dual Credit

All Odyssey Academy students are encouraged to participate in dual credit classes. Students will work with the Dean of Secondary Education and the partnering higher education’s dual credit specialist to individualize each students' schedule.  For most dual credit students, the student attends the majority of their classes at Odyssey Academy and then attends the higher education campus for their dual credit classes.

Collegiate High School (CHS)

College of the Mainland offers a program called Collegiate High School (CHS).  In this program the student attends both high school and dual credit classes at College of the Mainland and does not come to an Odyssey Academy campus unless they need tutoring, to attend a high school social event, or to take or prepare for the five required End of Course (EOC) exams students must to pass to graduate from high school. Students who attend and complete the CHS program may graduate with their associate degree and a high school diploma.