Career Academies

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High school is about learning — learning who you are, what you enjoy, where your passions lie, how you learn, how to study, who inspires you, and what your hopes and dreams are for the future. With 6 career academies each with multiple pathways and 72 trimester class slots, students have many opportunities to explore and prepare for their future. 

The Purpose

  1. Connect students to real-world outside experiences

  2. Make academies viable for all students

  3. Provide a rigorous program with meaning and relevance to the field

  4. Align our current program to the MN career wheel

Criteria for Academy Graduation

Graduates in an academy have demonstrated competency in a designated area of study. Students graduating in an academy are recognized in the graduation ceremony program. To graduate from an academy, students must meet the individual academy's graduation criteria.

Advanced Achievement recognition

Students may choose to pursue the recognition of Advanced Achievement in their chosen academy. Students successfully completing the Advanced Achievement requirements within their academy will receive additional insignia to wear at the graduation ceremony. 

Explore Our Academies


Business, Management,
and Administration Academy

Direct your future in our Business, Management, and Administration Career Academy. 

See your ideas come to life as you explore opportunities to plan, develop, and execute strategies. This pathway will set you on a course straight to the top.

File this thought away: you’ll become an integral part of a business through your skills in marketing, accounting, payroll, entrepreneurship, and more.

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Information Systems, Communications, and Art Academy

Orchestrate your future in the Information Systems, Communications and Art Career Academy. 

Use your creativity and talents on the job. Whether you prefer behind the scenes or center stage, you’ll find a way to take your talents from the classroom straight to work. 

Become a journalist, a photographer, a musician, an audio/video technologist, a filmmaker. It’s time to write your own score, your future is waiting!

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Manufacturing, and Technology Academy

Build your perfect career with the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Technology Career Academy.

You’ll be hands-on with products and equipment, learning the process from design, engineering, manufacturing, repair, and more. Develop skills that will take you straight to success in your chosen field or college.

Start designing your pathway in electronics, mechanics, robots.

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Health Science

In our Health Science Career Academy, you’ll keep your finger on the pulse of professional opportunities.

Become a doctor at Princeton Medical Center, a physical therapist, an athletic trainer, a biotechnologist working on a breakthrough, a clinical researcher, a chiropractor, a nurse, a dentist— you’ll be found wherever you can make a difference in the lives of people.

Explore your interests in health sciences today!

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Agriculture and Natural Resources Academy

Grow your future career from the ground up in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Academy.

Explore a range of careers that work with animals, plants and crops, and textiles or forestry. Whether you prefer being outdoors or in the office, you’ll find a career that fits your interests.

Expand your skills in agriculture and conservation today.

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Human Services

Find your calling in our Human Services Career Academy.

You’ll serve your community as a teacher, a counselor, a safety officer, an esthetician, a caregiver, a hospital worker— this pathway will take you from the classroom to a career helping the public.

Nurture your skills in human services and social welfare today.

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