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Hoover, Alabama

Riverchase Career Connection Center

96,273 square feet

The 96,273-square-foot facility, formerly used as a middle school for Shelby County and later Pelham County, features five career academies focused on health science, fire, and emergency services, cyber innovation (computer programming, software development, software analysis, network security, and network administration), food and hospitality, and skilled trades (carpentry, electrical work, welding, and HVAC).

This first-of-its-kind school in Alabama will help prepare students for what they will see in a real-life work environment, and help them find careers best suited to their skills and abilities. The school system initially had a goal of enrolling 400 students their first year but ended up with 735, including some from neighboring school districts.