Discover Academics, Skills, College, Career—Together.

A Career Academy is a small school within a high school. In Career Academies, students learn in smaller groups—“schools within schools”—that help build multi-year relationships with teachers and other kids. Specialized classes teach the things young people need to know to succeed in the world of work. With paid internships and summer jobs, students can earn cash while getting valuable experience. And Career Academy students go to college more often than other kids. Solid academics AND career skills… that's what Career Academies are all about.

Did You Know?

Through a combination of increased wages, hours worked, and employment stability, real earnings for young men in the Academy group increased by $3,731 (17 percent) per year — or nearly $30,000 over eight years.

Students and parents, why would you choose a Career Academy?

Study in a high-skill, high-wage industry

  • Be more likely to go to college
  • Earn certifications and work credentials
  • Free college credits while still in high school... save money!
  • Paid internships… earn while you learn


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

“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


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