What is Academic career: Definition and 19 Discussions

The Career and Academic Development Institute (CADI), opened its doors on September 7, 2004, and is an accelerated alternative high school located in Philadelphia, PA. The school was developed as a cooperative effort between OIC of America, a non-profit organization, designated to serve the community with the mantra of "Helping people help themselves", (founded by the late Rev. Leon Sullivan) and the School District of Philadelphia. The school provides transitional services both academic and developmental to a myriad of students of diverse backgrounds, with many being from low income and underserved communities. CADI services students ages 17–21, who have been absent from traditional high school for at least six months.
The Career and Academic Development Institute's curriculum is parallel with the school district of Philadelphia's high school standards of learning. CADI was uniquely designed to assist students by providing several different program options that may fit students scheduling needs, which include year-round sessions during the day. Students can also earn credits at home, or wherever internet access is available though the ExtraLearning Online Virtual Academy; where students receive computer assisted instruction and an online subscription to internet lessons and tutorials. Along with Program Director C. Benjamin Lattimore and Principal Dr. Pamela Thomas, the Career and Academic Development Institute has a dynamic team of instructors, case managers, development specialists, and administrative support staff.
Eligibility Requirements: Individual must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and either (a) enrolled in a Philadelphia School District school, but has failed to earn a significant number of credits towards graduation (b) has previously dropped out of school; or (c) who is returning from an adjudicated court placement.

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  1. Luke Coughlin

    Other Undergrad searching for advice in an academic career

    I dream of getting a PhD someday and focussing on astrophysics. I would want to work near the west coast so I could take advantage of their clear night sky. I'm only about 45 credits into my undergrad and would appreciate any tips I could implement while moving forward in this career. Also, what...
  2. E

    Schools Grad School Advice -- Physics MS or PhD?

    I am going to be majoring in Engineering Physics at the School of Mines in Colorado. I also want to major in CS, seeing as I am a female and already considered worth less than my male counterparts [salary-wise]. I might be thinking ahead, I am taking the required science still to get into a...
  3. S

    Programs PhD programs -- I’m interested in both astrophysics and AMO physics

    Hi everyone, l have a situation and l thought you could help me. Actually, l live in the U.S. and want to apply for several phd programs, but I’m interested in both astrophysics and AMO physics, and l can’t decide which track l should pursue a phd in. I’ve talked to several professors from my...
  4. J

    Studying Learning Math/Physics with ADHD

    I have ADHD and some comorbid disorders as well which I'm trying to get treated for. I've just done my first semester of undergrad in physics and I've done pretty terribly; I got distracted a lot of times, didn't know how to manage my time or organize my work, and when I did study math/physics...
  5. J

    How to Salvage my Academic Career?

    I'm not sure how to best put this, but I'm in what seems like an almost un-fixable predicament. I graduated in 2015 with two degrees, one of which is a B.S. in Physics with a minor in Astronomy, the other a B.A. in Russian Langauge (did that one not really for career prospects but because I...
  6. Cosmology2015

    Studying Research Opportunities as an Amateur

    Hello everyone! My goal has always been to be a researcher in physics. I am graduated in Electrical Engineering. My idea was to perform a master's degree and then a PhD, both in physics, with the aim of becoming a researcher. However, at this time I need to work, but I always have the night off...
  7. C

    Academic Superheroes: Is PhD Over Supply a Symptom?

    I saw this article: Academic Superheroes over at Science Daily today and thought people might be interested. It talks about a study of academic job want adds and how the criteria are so specific it's nearly impossible to meet them all. Is this just a symptom of an oversupply of PhDs? From the...
  8. Corpuscule

    Did academic career requirements change in recent years?

    In the past it appeared that in some institutions, the very fact that a postdoc could get research funding on his/her own might have been the impetus for them to continue to hire his/her as a staff member. As much is stated in the PhysicsForums guide...
  9. Pythagorean

    Interdisciplinary Academic Career

    I have a goal of starting a new program in a particular school. It's an established program and the school has all the pieces of it (contributing departments with the right specialties)... but... if you want to be involved in cross-department research, early on in your career, who do you apply...
  10. K

    Panorama of academic career paths in different countries

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to get some ideas of how academia should be structured. I created this thread to learn how you go about being an academic scientist in different countries, who pays for it, to see what works and what doesn't, what has or hasn't been tried. An overview of academia...
  11. Shackleford

    Is a Master's in Mathematics the Key to a Non-Academic Academic Career?

    I'm graduating in May with a B.S. Math and Physics Minor. I really don't want to teach, but I think I would enjoy something like mathematics curriculum development/assessment, etc. Of course, this would generally be outside of academia - at least at the university level. However, in my search...
  12. H

    Entrepreneurship vs Academic Career

    Hi all, I'm somewhat confused about what I'm going to do next in my career. My studies are going well so far, I'm getting good grades, and I'm sure I'd be able to get a job once I get my masters (I'm a physics/math double major, by the way). However, now that I'm getting there, the question...
  13. P

    Relationships in an academic career - the 'when' question

    Hi, I am currently a Bachelor student in Physics, and I am planning to pursue an academic career. If everything works out as planned, I am going to obtain my Bachelor degree in the summer and my Master degree 2 years later. Sometimes, when I look ahead with this plan in mind, I wonder...
  14. M

    Physics Physicist: Academic career or Science (Non-Academic)?

    I am interested in being a physicist, but I want to know what kinds of careers most theoretical physicists pursue. If I want the opportunity to do research and further advance our knowledge and understanding of physics, should I pursue a career in academia? Would I get a chance to do that...
  15. T

    Academic Career: Is it Right for You?

    How can you tell whether an academic career is for you or not? Can you tell it from one's characteristics or personalities?
  16. T

    Criminal record and academic career?

    How would a criminal record (while obtaining a Phd) affect one's academic career, if any at all?
  17. N

    Physics Do you have to be a genius to have an academic career in physics?

    As some of you might have read in my other threads I am thinking about studying physics at the university, but I have not made up my mind yet. One of the things that worries me is that the math and the general abstractness of the subject will be too hard for me to grasp. Math was definitely my...
  18. E

    Engineering Academic Career decision: Physics or Engineering

    Hey This will be my first post on this forum, but I have been reading posts for quite a while. I find it really insightful. Now, I could use some of the people here's help. I need to decide whether I should do Electrical Engineering or Physics. I have been offered early admission to the...
  19. S

    Are Books on Academic Career Development Essential for Success in Science?

    Did anyone read any good books with advice on developing your academic career starting from grd school? Or everyone is just spontaneous or listening to what your prof says. I find that for people, who are not absolute geniuses it's necessary to know this kind of stuff to succeed in making a...