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  • ACDC Internships Update

    There is an updated academy internship student workbook which Ms. Groom uploaded to the Internships section of this website.


    March 3, 2020 | ACDC Works Event

    ACDC Students | There will be an ACDC Works event with industry guest speakers followed by a networking session on Tuesday, March 3 during second period in the Media Center. You are required to attend this event and should report directly to the Media Center at the beginning of second period.  


    ACDC Overview

    The Academy for Construction and Design Careers (ACDC) offers students career pathways in construction or architecture. Within the ACDC, students receive required academy pathway courses integrated into their core curriculum. Students are grouped in two cohorts--CTE ACDC Construction (Carpentry courses) or Architecture (Drafting courses) and the Social Studies classes. ACDC students that enroll in an AP Social Studies class is a separate cohort. Another major academy component and benefit is that ACDC students receive hands-on experiences from on-site and off-site work-based learning (WBL) events. Some WBL events include industry tours, college visits, job shadowing, and internship. Other academy benefits are displayed at the end of this page.


     ACDC Remind Group

    ACDC students and parents are encouraged to join the ACDC Remind group using the class code: @wfacdc


    Consider joining the ACDC

    According to the North Carolina Career Clusters Guide (refer to pages 23 - 28), "the state's construction industry is expected to grow and show increases in" Architecture and Construction careers. You can prepare for this growth, by joining the WFHS Academy for Construction and Design Careers (ACDC).

    The ACDC offers incoming WFHS freshmen career pathways in Construction (Carpentry classes) or Architecture (Drafting classes). ACDC students have the opportunity to take academy-related courses which are integrated in their regular schedules. Within the academy, students can gain work-based learning skills via onsite and offsite / industry tour events. Another academy benefit is that members get hands-on experiences during their required academy internship (135 hours | paid or unpaid) in their academy-related pathway. Typically, this internship is done in the summer of the junior year.