Destinations Career Academy

“Participation in skills-training programs has increased wages and earnings, raised the probability and consistency of employment, and led to work in higher quality jobs.”  

What is Destinations?

Destinations Academy SealThe Destinations Career Academy at Florida Online School (FLOS) is an innovative, tuition-free online program that combines traditional academics with industry-relevant, career-focused electives—giving students a jump-start on their college and career goals. While working toward their high school diplomas, students can choose from a variety of courses in these high-demand career fields: Business and Manufacturing and the Trades. Florida-certified teachers provide live online instruction and tailor teaching to student needs. Students can participate in career-oriented clubs, gain workplace skills, and prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams in their chosen career path upon graduation.**

Career-focused courses are based on the knowledge and skills required for each career pathway in the following high-demand career fields:

  • Business: Careers in finance, marketing, and planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Learn more about Business.
  • Manufacturing and the Trades: This career field allows students to explore occupations that are possible with a high school degree and training in manufacturing and STEM. Learn more about Manufacturing and the Trades.

The Destinations Career Academy at FLOS serves grades 7–10, with plans to add grades 11 and 12 during subsequent school years.

**Many Microsoft® Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who attend Destinations for at least two years will have further exposure to career readiness education courses to be prepared for certification testing.