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).


This Academy has exceeded my expectations. I look forward to attending class everyday.  Though I’m very fond of the program, I would like more opportunities to learn with an up close view. 

9th grader at Pedro Menendez HS

Mrs. Spradley does an amazing job teaching us and is really invested in our sucess and learning.  She is hands-down one of the best teachers at the school and has done nothing but nurture my desire to go into fashion design as a career.

10th grader at Bartram Trails HS

I think what the academy is doing is great. I have had such a fun time working on these projects and I hope to join again!

9th grader at Nease HS