About the Program

Our "school-within-a-school" instructional model for Orange and Osceola Counties

3DE creates a customized approach to redesigning high school education to be relevant, experiential, and authentically connected to prepare the youth of today for their future in the workplace

Junior Achievement's 3DE instructional model creates a rigorous, interactive, standards-based learning environment incorporating competency-based case methodology, project-based learning, and real-world experiences.

A constantly evolving network of educators, business partners, and experts in using experiential design enables 3DE to provide turnkey solutions to create schools of tomorrow and optimize the current high school experience. From teaching structure to curriculum design to teacher development, 3DE is a replicable and comprehensive instructional model that can be integrated with traditional schools. The outcome is a network of schools that meet the expectation of today’s students and the demands of tomorrow’s rapidly evolving economy.

3DE's multifaceted approach to learning uses case methodology to integrate real-world connectivity into the standard high school experience. This universally effective approach to learning is the anchor for interdisciplinary pedagogy, relevant connectivity, and authentic project-based application. Coursework is complemented by career readiness experiences including career-site visits, interacting with business coaches, and consultancy experiences. The result is a high school experience that reflects the dynamic pace of activity and interconnectedness of life beyond the classroom walls.

Year-over-year, the curriculum layers defined competencies to continually build students' skills and mindset as they advance from facilitated learning to self-directed. By the end of their four-year high school career, students graduate with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in postsecondary and beyond.

3DE by Junior Achievement is currently available at Osceola High School (Osceola County), Oak Ridge High School (Orange County) and Ocoee High School (Orange County). Beginning in the 2022/2023 school year, Osceola and Oak Ridge High Schools will be at capacity with 1051 students in grades 9-12, with a 98% graduation rate (5% above the school average). Newly added Ocoee High School will begin with 9th grade and within four years be at capacity with 600 9 -12 grade 3DE students.

3DE Outcomes

By mirroring the school's range of academic levels and socio-economic demographics, the performance of 3DE students dispels entrenched assumptions on student learning and creates a natural path to influence strategies throughout campus. 3DE consistently outperforms across key students impact matric*

  • 89% Stronger Academic Performance
  • 93% Higher Attendance Rates
  • 100% Increased Graduation Rates
  • 100% Higher College Enrollment Rates

*Statistics shown are national aggregates – as of 2/1/22

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