Nontraditional Career Readiness Academies (NCRA)

Located in room # 185

Falls Church Academy partners with NCRA programs and Career and Technical Education (CTE) to provide students with opportunities to explore their passions through career preparation programs. The students prepare for in-demand jobs and earn industry certifications thereby giving the students an advantage in the job search. The students participate in job shadow and/or internships while gaining the technical skills needed to become contributing members of society and supporting Fairfax County’s economic development. The Nontraditional Career Readiness Academies support 11th and 12th grade students by offering a smaller class size and structured learning environment while facilitating students’ positive growth. The opportunity to participate in CTE programs provides a link to business and industry that starts the students down the path toward their career field of choice. Students may utilize FCPS academy shuttles or provide their own transportation.

Locations: Alexandria (Edison HS), Falls Church (Falls Church HS), Springfield (Spring Village), Alexandria (West Potomac HS)