Welcome to Career Academies

Career Academies are unique ‘schools-within-schools’ offering personalized learning through career-related classes with focus on skill-sets for a chosen industry. Exciting opportunities for students offer them a chance to succeed academically while gaining valuable knowledge towards a lifetime career. Career Academies benefit students and employers alike, providing graduates advanced skills and their potential employers a capable, specialized workforce from which to hire. 

Why Career Academies

Students study all the basic courses AND get a skill they will keep for a lifetime... all while getting a head start on a career path. It''s like choosing a major... they can always change later, but national data shows that many young people stay in the same field for a long time. And Career Academy students go to college more often than other students.

Solid academics AND career skills… That''s what Career Academies are all about. Here in Northeast Florida, we are setting the pace for educators and business leaders across the US.


Did You Know?

Career academies produced sustained earnings gains that averaged 11 more per year for Academy group members than for individuals in the non-Academy group).


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“The Academy of Law and Emergency Services (ALES) created a supportive and personalized learning environment for my son. The curricula combined academic and occupation-related course requirements that showed Bryant the relevance of English, Math, and other academic classes that he was required to take."  

Parent of Academy of Law and Emergency Services Student

This academy has been a very good experience for my son. I highly recommend it to all our friends. This knowledge is usually learned in college, but he is getting it in high school.

Parent of TV Production Academy student