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Principal's Welcome

 SWCA Families,

We are excited to start another year at SWCA and have your student be part of our Career Technical program. Career Technical education is leading education in making learning relevant and engaging to students of all backgrounds and passions. We represent your student’s initial steps to their pursuit of a meaningful and fulfilling career. We understand just how important this is and will work to ensure SWCA is a positive experience for all.

SWCA collaborates with professionals within the full spectrum of industries. The message we hear over and over again is that an employee’s professional skills are just as, if not more, important than their technical skills. To facilitate this need SWCA will educate students on the four pillars of S.W.C.A throughout the year.; Success, Work-Ethic, Character, and Accountability. By mastering these skills, students will have a true opportunity for success in their chosen industry.

The most important skill for all students and industry is attendance. Whether it is completing a job or learning a new concept, being present in mind and body is a must. Because of this, SWCA takes attendance very seriously. Students will see that their job placement opportunity and success at SWCA is directly related to their attendance.

SWCA’s mission is focused on preparing students for life after high school. Every decision we make is compared against the question “Will this help prepare students for the real world?” As a building we will focus on instruction that is student centered, relevant, and has a direct connection to real world applications. We will strive to provide an environment that delivers on this mission and help your student achieve their best.

We look forward to serving the students, staff, families, and community of South-Western City Schools.

Thank you,

Thank you,

James P. Marion


South-Western Career Academy

Our mission at SWCA is to develop professional, technical and leadership skills in all students; preparing them for college and careers through real-world learning, post-secondary credits, and industry credentials.