Linked Learning Academies

Linked Learning Academies



    Visalia Unified School District


    Linked Learning Academies


    Linked Learning combines rigorous academics, with career themed course and work-based learning in an academy structure.  These academies create a rigorous and relevant educational experience for students while insuring that those involved are college and career ready.  College and career ready means students will have those work ready skills needed to be successful in today's work force, and they will be ready and able to apply to a four year university after graduation.

    Visalia Unified School District will not discriminate against any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or political beliefs.


    Click on the Linked Learning Academies Booklet below for a digital copy:

    LL Catalog 2020

    2020 Recruitment Information and Online Application


    8th grade students will attend a VUSD Linked Learning Academy presentation between January 21 - January 23 during school hours at the LJ Williams Theater. 


    Linked Learning Parent Nights will be hosted at the El Diamante High School Theater January 22 and January 23 at 6:00 PM. Parents may attend either night. Spanish interpreters will be available both nights.


    January 22 - February 21, 2020 the academy application window will be open to submit an application online.


    Here is a link to the online application:

    Apply Now

    Within 3 weeks following the close date of the Linked Learning Application, parents should receive an acceptance letter in the mail. If more students then available spots apply to a specific academy, a lottery system will be employed to accept students into their chosen academy. 


    For more information, please call 559-730-7510.


    Linked Learning Introduction Videos


    Spanish Version


    All of the Linked Learning Videos are available at the VUSD YouTube Channel.

    Here are links to all of VUSD's Linked Learning Academies:

    Agricultural Bioscience & Technology Early College Program (VTEC Charter High School)


    Architecture, Construction Management & Engineering (ACE) Academy (Redwood High School)


    Business and Finance Academy (Golden West High School)


    Computer Science Academy (Mt. Whitney High School)


    First Responders Academy (Golden West High School)


    Health Science Academy (Mt. Whitney High School)


    Law & Justice Academy (Redwood High School)


    Media Arts Academy (El Diamante High School)


    STRONG Academy (El Diamante High School)