Academic Academies at Baldwin High School
Over the past 20 years, Baldwin School District has built robust school-to-career partnerships, many of which only open their doors to Baldwin students. These partners include Northrop Grumman, Citicorp, State Farm Insurance, Mercy Medical Center, Hofstra University, Northwell Health, National Grid, and Molloy College.
Baldwin High School is the only high school to offer a four-year Academic Academy program for students in grades 9-12. In addition to completing regular academic classes, students take career oriented electives and participate in shadow days and clubs specific to a career track, such as an EMT class for the Medical/Health Sciences Academy, the Molloy Business Boot Camp for Global Business, Nassau County Courts' Mock Trial program for Government/Law, or the Robotics team for STEM/Engineering.
Additionally, each Academy has an innovative learning space that replicates what the work place will look like for many people in that field. For example, our Business Academy students enjoy some of their classes in our Virtual Enterprise Suite, our Law Academy students take their classes in our very own courtroom, and our Medical Academy students meet daily in our simulated hospital room. Moreover, there is a television studio that allows our New Media students access to authentic work.
Every year, all of the Baldwin High School Academies participate in Northwell Health's Shadow Days and SPARK! Challenges. This year, Baldwin was the only school district with five placements, which included participation on the clinical laboratories, EMT, corporate, and culinary teams. Baldwin's culinary team won recognition for their poster advertisement and our clinical laboratories team won recognition for their presentation. Baldwin's Global Business Academy had one team participate in the Nassau County Entrepreneurial Challenge and won first place for Social Entrepreneurship. In addition, our Virtual Enterprise students took home an array of awards in this year's Business Plan Competitions and trade shows. STEM/Engineering students on the Robotics Team were selected to demonstrate their robot at the Long Island STEM Hub Celebration and STEM Expo. The team finished in the quarterfinals in the New York City FIRST Robotics Competition, where they became global citizens through their interaction with students from around the world.