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Middie Cyber Academy

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Middie Cyber Academy

The Middie Cyber Academy curriculum is packed with highly sought-after certification possibilities that will prepare students for a profession and/or additional training in cybersecurity. These courses are all industry-recognized and cyber-focused. The experience involves face-to-face interaction, mentoring, and a variety of extracurricular opportunities for students to put what they've learned in class into practice.

Why Cybersecurity?

One million cybersecurity jobs are currently open in the United States, and it's predicted that number will increase to 3.5 million in five years.

Leaders in the sector frequently state how they'd prefer students come directly to them with practical experience and industry credentials, rather than from colleges that might be decades removed from the industry and lacking recent training materials.

How is the Program Structured?

The Middie Cyber Academy includes a number of real-world learning challenges for students.

This course and even the conventional "pathway" programs are not your normal high school courses. Cyber courses 1, 2, and 3 are developed to combine in-person exercises, with online training for cybersecurity industry certifications.

With assistance from industry partners, students in Cyber 1 will face in-class obstacles. Weekly guest speakers are asked to provide insight from various aspects of the cybersecurity field.

Students in Cyber 2 will participate in job-shadowing with industry partners to observe the practice of cyber security while continuing to collaborate with their mentors to address in-class problems. Students will be able to earn security certifications while also participating in national competitions. 

The culminating "build your own challenge" experience known as Cyber 3 will allow students to choose the qualifications and career path that most appeals to them. All of this culminates in a paid internship during their senior year. 

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