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.”

Your student can prepare for college and career with the Destinations Career Academy at ISAZ.

What is Destinations?

Destinations program

The Destinations Career Academy at Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ) is an innovative, tuition-free online program that combines traditional high school 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, Health and Human Services, and Information Technology. Arizona-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 in-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.
  • Health and Human Services: Careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, and support services. Learn more about Health and Human Services.
  • Information Technology: Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Learn more about Information Technology.

*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 best prepared for certification testing.

Career-Focused Clubs

Destinations students have the opportunity to join several career-focused clubs.

DECA

DECA is a not-for-profit student organization in high schools and colleges around the globe that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Founded in 1946, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators, and business professionals.

Participation allows students to:

  • Practice key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building, and project management
  • Explore professional options, discover new career paths, and access new opportunities
  • Connect with like-minded students who have similar career and academic interests
  • Take part in programs and activities that use the latest technology and apply cutting-edge research

Business Professionals of America (BPA) Membership

BPA is one of the premier organizations for students pursuing careers in business and information technology. A co-curricular activity, BPA enhances opportunities for students to participate in professional, civic, and service projects. Membership allows them to:

  • Connect with like-minded students who have similar career and academic interests
  • Participate in academic competitions and community service activities
  • Work toward earning industry-recognized certifications
  • Participate in the Torch Awards program which guides service learning projects