Career Academies

The Bridges Career Academies offer students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore a career pathway while preparing for employment and/or post-secondary education.   The Academies’ curriculum provides students personalized, practical, and integrated learning experiences. Academy courses are project-based with hands-on learning activities that combine technical, academic and work-skills related to a specific career. Students enrolled in the Academies take class at their high school, receiving high school, and, in some cases, college credit.

By enrolling in a Bridges Career Academy students:

  • Strengthen their academic skills AND gain marketable work skills.
  • Become better prepared for college and/or employment in high skill, high demand or high wage careers.
  • Participate in business and industry experiences.
  • Earn a certificate and special honor cord recognition at graduation.

Contact Bridges Teachers, Counselors or  the “High School Course Registration Guide” for more information.

View the current Bridges Career Academies options by selecting your school along the right side of this page.

The Bridges Career Academies are coordinated by Central Lakes College, and supported by Central Lakes College, the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber, the Carl Perkins Consortium and the Otto Bremer Foundation.