Career Academies

Career Academies

Career academies are small, personalized learning communities within a high school, that integrate rigorous core academic subjects with career and technical courses with an industry-specific theme, and include partnerships with employers, community leaders, and postsecondary education.





Contribution to Rigor

  • Major area of interest selected in part of the student's personalized education and career plan
  • High expectations for all students
  • Access to college-prep curriculum
  • Curriculum meets or exceeds state standards, college entrance requirements, and industry standards
  • Students are engaged in planning and making decisions for their future

Contribution to Relevance

  • Students are motivated by applied, contextual, project-baxed teaching and learning
  • Students select career academy based on life goals and career interests/li>
  • Students gain invaluable career experience
  • Students develop skills important to success in careers, life, society
  • Students are provided pathways to postsecondary education

Contribution to Relationships

  • Smaller settings allow for students, teachers, and community partners to know each other well
  • Students grouped together for several periods per day for several years with teachers and advisors
  • Community partners serve as role models, mentors, and advisors




For more information about career academies in Brevard Public Schools, contact:

Erika McLaren, Resource Teacher
Office of Career & Technical Education
Brevard Public Schools
2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
321-633-1000 extension 298